Just when you thought things might start looking up for Philadelphia 76ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams, news broke today that point guard has been hospitalized with a bacterial infection on his right knee. The news comes on the heels of reports that Carter-Williams was listed as day-to-day as the team monitored his knee after he injured it almost a week ago against the Detroit Pistons.
The reason for the team wanting to monitor Carter-Williams’ knee was due to the fact that it was still swollen five days after he banged it up against the Pistons but we now know why the knee was so swollen — it was infected.
#Sixers official release: 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams’ right knee soreness was caused by a skin infection on front of his right knee
— Christopher A. Vito (@ChrisVito) December 7, 2013
The Sixers aren’t exactly sure when the infection flared up but they have acknowledged that knee was becoming an issue before Carter-Williams was sent to the hospital. The rookie guard didn’t travel with the team to Charlotte Friday night to play the Bobcats and it was expected that they’d shut down their guard for the weekend.
While the infection isn’t serious, this further complicates Carter-Williams return who is now going to have to wait a little longer to return to the Sixers lineup.