Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Philadelphia 76ers was hit by a car. Because of this he will miss a significant period of basketball activity. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Oubre reported several broken ribs, various bruises and multiple cuts.
Sources: 76ers G/F Kelly Oubre Jr. sustained broken ribs and an assortment of bruises and cuts to his body after being struck by a car in Philadelphia on Saturday night. Oubre fortunately avoided more serious injuries, but will now miss significant time.
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 12, 2023
The player was walking near his home in Philadelphia when he was hit by a car, as reported earlier by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. local time on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Local law enforcement agencies launched an investigation. The 27-year-old player was hospitalized the same evening but has since been discharged. The Sixers wing avoided more serious injuries, but will still be unable to play basketball for a significant period of time.
Kelly Oubre Jr. had a solid start to the season after moving from the Charlotte Hornets to the Sixers, averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. Unfortunately, however, he won’t be able to lend a hand to Joel Embiid and teammates until at least the end of 2023, on a hunch. The hope is that we can see him on the court very soon. Really good luck Kelly!