CAMDEN N.J. — The Philadelphia 76ersForward-looking announcement Danny GreenHe tore his anterior and lateral Cruciate ligaments in his left leg in Philadelphia's season-ending defeat in Game 6 of Eastern Conference semifinals. Miami HeatThursday night
Green was hurt when the 76ers superstar Joel EmbiidGreen was hit in the head in Game 6's first quarter. He had attempted a shot and crashed into Green's leg. The impact sent the 13-year-old forward to the ground. Green initially stated that he was unaware of the severity of the injury until he tried walking off the court. He had spent a lot time on the court and was in pain.
Green explained that he tried to get in the way of Green during his exit interview Friday afternoon. He was waiting to hear the results of his MRI. “Joel got it to the rim. I watched him lay it up. I don't know if the ball went in, but I do remember taking a tumble. I tried to get out of my way, but it was too slow. It just happened so fast. I could see it happening, and I tried to pull it out. However, it caught under me and he rolled right into it.
“I felt it when it happened. It was obvious that I would not be able return to the game. However, I did not realize how serious it was until putting weight on it. It's likely going to take some time.
“I heard some sounds which were not comforting.”
Green stated that he was positive and optimistic about the injury and that it wouldn't be as bad as it seemed. He also said that he believed he would be able to avoid knee surgery and return in time for next season. This will not be the case as he will almost certainly need surgery which would leave him unable to work for the majority of 2022-23 season.
Green, who turns 35 in the next month, stated that this was his first knee injury and that he had never had to have surgery.
He said, “Kinda is sucks.” “Year 13 is the hardest year of my life. It's hard to face as you age. The worst part was knowing I couldn't help my team. And watching it unravel like it did when I wasn't there… it changed the energy.
Doc Rivers, the coach of the 76ers, and his teammates both praised Green's decision to stand on the bench to cheer for the team in the second period. Green said that it was not a difficult decision for him to do this.
Instead, his frustration stemmed from the fact that it took so long for team doctors to let him out.
Green stated, “I thought it was important that they be there with me.” “I was trying out to get out sooner, but the [doctor]He didn't think it was a good idea. He wanted to reduce swelling for the MRI and asked me to remain in the back. I thought it would be a good idea to put on my sweatshirt and sit down at a table watching the game.
“But if you can't go out there I know there is something wrong. It took me a long while to get there. However, I managed to sneak out of my room to take a shower just a few minutes before the deadline to see my friends and say goodbye to the fans.
Green's injury ended a difficult season. He wasn't a regular player for the first 10 years and saw his lowest average points and minutes per games since his first two seasons. This was when he was a fringe player who shuttled between the NBA and G League. Cleveland CavaliersAnd San Antonio Spurs. Green, who has won championships for the Spurs. Toronto RaptorsAnd Los Angeles LakersHe said that this season was the most challenging of his professional career. This was not just because of his personal experience, but also because of the whole team's efforts. Ben SimmonsWaiting to begin the season, and the acquisition James HardenThe year is halfway through.
Green stated, “By far.” “I've probably suffered more injuries this year than in all my careers combined. Playing less, not starting, is the key to success. It was the injuries that were most frustrating. It's been two years in succession now in the postseason when an injury occurs where I feel I can help my team get to the next level. We came up short so I had to sit on the sidelines. This is not a great experience. However, it was a difficult year. It was an interesting year, especially because of the injuries.
Green, who was being asked about the team's performance on the court over the course of the season, became the latest player in the conversation to mention mental toughness as a problem for the roster.
It was remarkable how many times it appeared over the past 24 hour, with at most three players – Green. Tobias HarrisAnd Georges NiangAll of these points highlight some aspect mental toughness, intent, or focus that must be changed in order to move forward.
Green stated that the team has been through many trials throughout the season. “There were many distractions and a lot different you know. It was a rollercoaster. It was full of ups and it was full of downs. For the most part, I believe we have a lot young guys. They did a great job. They did a great job. We still have a lot to learn about mental toughness. I believe that just being mentally mature and focused is enough. For the duration of the season, you will need to stay in your seat for 48 minutes. This is a sign of maturity and age. There are many young guys in our group and they are still learning. Many of them don't know how to win or have never seen it. Learn how to become professionals. I believe we have a solid foundation. If we could have everyone back next year, it would be a great start. We would be ahead of the pack to begin the season. “I think we'll be right back in the discussions of contention.”
Green's future is secure as he has a non-guaranteed $10 million contract for next season. It will guarantee July 1. Green's future was addressed by Daryl Morey, president of basketball operations for the 76ers. Morey stated that it was too soon to determine what the team will do with his contract moving forward.