Friday, February 8, 2013
Richardson done for the year?
By Nick Borges
UPDATE: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports two doctors have advised Jason Richardson to have season-ending surgery to fix the knee.
According to the newspaper, the timeline recover from the surgery falls between six to nine months, which means Richardson may not be ready when training camp opens in the fall.
A report Wednesday night from Yahoo! Sports claims Jason Richardson is done for the season after it was determined that his left knee requires surgery to fix "a cartilage tear the size of a quarter on the right side" of the kneecap.
The Sixers were asked for a comment regarding Richardson's status and a spokesman told The Philadelphia Inquirer, "No decision has been made at this time on surgery."
Richardson is expected to meet with a team doctor on Thursday.
Richardson was part of the mega four-team trade between the Sixers, Lakers, Magic and Nuggets which sent Dwight Howard to Los Angeles and Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia. It has not turned out well as the Sixers are still waiting for Bynum to play his first game and Richardson's season is probably over.
Richardson is signed through 2014-15 and he has $12.80 million remaining on his contract after this season.
The loss of Richardson means Nick Young will be the starting shooting guard for the duration of the season.