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Thaddeus Young out three weeks with hamstring strain

Thaddeus Young

Philadelphia 76ers’ Thaddeus Young lies on the court after in injury to his left hamstring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 78-61. (AP Photo H. Rumph Jr)


Philadelphia is going to be without their best big man this season — their second leading scorer and leading rebounder — for about the next three weeks.

Thaddeus Young will be out that long with a strained hamstring suffered Monday night against the Orlando Magic, reports Dei Lynam at

Thaddeus Young underwent an MRI this morning and it determined he has a grade one left hamstring strain and will be out of the line up approximately three weeks.

Hamstring injuries are a little hard to predict, they heal slowly and are easy to aggravate if you come back a little too quickly. The Sixers need to be patient here.

Except that the Sixers remain three games back of Boston for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East. A Boston team that has won four in a row. The Sixers have to find a way to hold it all together without young’s 15 points a game (on 52 percent shooting) and 7.4 rebounds a game.