Jan 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Jason Richardson (23) is defended by New Orleans Hornets guard Roger Mason Jr. (8) during the second quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Hornets defeated the Sixers 111-99. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers Jason Richardson likely out for season

Soon to be 13-year NBA veteran Jason Richardson was hopeful he’d be able to suit up with the Philadelphia 76ers this season after playing 33 games for the franchise last year.

Richardson underwent knee surgery last year but there was a thought he might be able to play come the early portions of 2014.

It’s an unlikely scenario according to Bob Cooney of Philly.com who suggests Richardson will probably miss the entire season.

Per Philly.com:

Jason Richardson is most likely out for the season following major knee surgery late last season. Rookie Nerlens Noel, who tore the ACL late in his lone year at Kentucky, might not play until after the new year, if at all. Kwame Brown is under contract for a whopping $3 million, but he’ll most likely be waived, with the team eating the salary, and Royce White’s anxiety disorder may never get him out of a Delaware 87ers uniform.

Team doctor’s hinted that it wouldn’t be out of the question for a March or April return, even as short as a few weeks ago, but things have apparently changed for Richardson and the Sixers.

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