Sixers rookie Jonah Bolden suffers leg injury while playing for Delaware Blue Coats


Sixers rookie big man Jonah Bolden suffered a right leg injury on Saturday while playing for the Delaware Blue Coats, the team's G-League affiliate.

In a statement, Sixers vice president of athlete care Dr. Daniel Medina said that an MRI Monday revealed Bolden has a small cortical crack in the proximal fibula of his right leg. He will be re-evaluated in 10 days. 

The 6-foot-10 Bolden, the No. 36 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, has had limited opportunities for the Sixers in the early stages of his rookie season. He's gone back and forth between the Sixers and Blue Coats several times.

He played his only non-garbage time minutes on Nov. 9 vs. Charlotte and Nov. 10 at Memphis, posting five points, seven rebounds and three steals in 25 combined minutes over those two games.

The Sixers' bench is currently thin in the frontcourt. With Wilson Chandler starting at power forward, Mike Muscala and Amir Johnson have been the team's only backup frontcourt options.

Johnson is averaging a career-low 10.2 minutes. His minus-9.0 net rating is second-worst on the team.

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