Dec 3, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) during overtime against the Orlando Magic at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Magic 126-125 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams out again Wednesday

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Last week, Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams was hospitalized with a bacterial infection on his right knee. On Wednesday during 76ers’ shootaround, 76ers’ head coach Brett Brown confirmed that Carter-Williams would miss his fourth consecutive game when the 76ers travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves Wednesday night.

Carter-Williams has been great since his debut. The 11th overall pick of the draft is the obvious favorite to win the Rookie of the Year Award and is playing at an all-star level. The former Syracuse Orange floor general is averaging 17.7 points, 7.3 assist, 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game.

Brown would not give a timetable for Carter-Williams’ return. Carter-Williams will continue to travel with the team, but the 76ers say they won’t play him until his infection is completely gone and and his knee is totally healed.

Carter-Williams has been absolutely fantastic so it comes as no surprise the 76ers want to protect their asset.

The 76ers and Timberwolves will tip-off at 8:00 pm EST Wednesday night.

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