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Tony Wroten Has Surgery To Repair Torn ACL

The surgery to repair Tony Wroten's partially torn ACL was performed Tuesday night by renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews. Wroten is expected to miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season as he recovers.

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76ers guard Tony Wroten underwent surgery to repair the partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the team announced on Tuesday.

The surgery was performed by doctor James Andrews of the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, which is based in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Wroten suffered the injury on January 13th against the Atlanta Hawks. After seeing a knee specialist in California the Sixers announced on January 23rd that Wroten had a partial tear in his right ACL and that he was out indefinitely.

Wroten, who is in his second season with the 76ers after having been acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2013 offseason, was leading the Sixers in scoring, averaging 16.9 points per game to go along with 5.2 assists per night.

Wroten is expected to miss the remainder of the season while recovering from the torn ACL. The Sixers currently have only two natural point guards on the roster, with starter Michael Carter-Williams being backed up by Larry Drew II, who is finishing up his second 10-day contract with the team. If the Sixers decide to keep Drew, they will have to sign him to a contract for the remainder of the season.