Sixers Center Suffers Torn ACL

A brutal blow for one of Philadelphia 76ers depth pieces at the center spot, as backup big man Montrezl Harrell has suffered a torn ACL and meniscus during offseason workouts and will be undergoing surgery.  

An MRI on Wednesday due to recent swelling in his right knee revealed the excessive damage. 

For now, he's listed as out indefinitely, but with an ACL tear, there's usually a nine-month recovery period, likely putting him out for the coming season. 

Harrell recently signed a one-year, $2.8M deal to return to Philly for 2023-24, after averaging 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in a very limited bench role of just 12 minutes per game last season for the Sixers. All of those numbers were career-lows for Harrell, save for his rookie season eight years ago.

The loss of the 29-year-old delivers a bit of a hit to the Sixers' big man rotation, though the offseason re-signing of Paul Reed and free agent signing of Mo Bamba should help to minimize the depth hit. 

For his career, Harrell has averaged 12.1 points and 5.0 rebounds in about 20 minutes per game. 

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