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Tyrese Maxey of the Sixers May Return Soon, Which Is A Good Sign
On Friday, Tyrese Maxey was observed working.
Tyrese Maxey, the starting guard, will not be with the Philadelphia 76ers when they play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.

Following the Sixers’ victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, Maxey was added to the NBA’s concussion protocol. Maxey did not leave the Mavs game early, but as the 76ers prepared for their Tuesday night game against the Brooklyn Nets, two days later, he started to exhibit signs of a delayed concussion.

From New York, Maxey was sent home to recuperate. The next night, the Sixers played the Memphis Grizzlies to wrap up a back-to-back set, and naturally, the star guard was ruled out.

The 76ers head coach, Nick Nurse, stated before to the game on Wednesday that Maxey was still experiencing minor symptoms and needed to clear a few obstacles before the NBA would allow him to play again.

Maxey is still out with a concussion, so the Sixers will play their third straight game without him on Friday. Even though he won’t play on Friday, Maxey showed encouraging signs hours before the game began when he was seen practicing following the team’s morning shootaround.

Maxey’s expected return date is still unknown. After the session on Friday, he was able to put in some light work, which is encouraging to see that he’s making progress and might return before the team’s next game.

On Sunday night, the Sixers will make the trip back to New York to take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Sixers and Knicks will play a rematch on Tuesday of next week if Maxey is unable to make a comeback in that time frame.

Maxey will, for the time being, observe from the sidelines when the Sixers and Pelicans face off on Friday at 7 PM ET. The Sixers have lost their last two games when Maxey hasn’t played. They’ll aim to recover when they play New Orleans.

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