Kelly Oubre Jr. was struck and run, and he had scratches and bruises in addition to a rib injury. Three days after the incident, Oubre went back to the Philadelphia 76ers training facility after receiving medical attention in a hospital according to various reports.
“He’s in good spirits,” Sixers head coach Nick Nurse said to the reporters earlier this week. “He rode the exercise bike for a little bit. So he’s doing OK.” Coach Nurse knows the importance of Kelly to his team, especially with the likes of Harden and Tucker going away from the team.
Kelly Oubre Jr. sighting at the Sixers’ practice facility 🙏
He got some light cardio work in after practice.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) November 20, 2023
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Oubre might heal completely by the end of the month or the beginning of December. This is fantastic news, as early reports suggested he may be sidelined for a “significant amount of time.”
Kelly Oubre Jr. returns to light practice with the 76ers
The 76ers’ training facility is where Oubre Jr. recently resumed light work, and the squad felt optimistic by his approach on November 20. Before receiving a more precise timeline for his return to game action, he will undergo a thorough evaluation with the team’s medical professionals on the 20th and 21st.
Nick Nurse says Kelly Oubre Jr came to the practice facility today and rode the bike. Good news pic.twitter.com/2uOjOIvZLY
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 14, 2023
After being hit by a car in the middle of November, Oubre was anticipated to miss a large amount of time, but he recovered rather quickly and might be ready to play again in a matter of weeks instead of months. According to various reports, Oubre Jr. is expected to hit the court up and running sooner rather than missing a lot of time.
Kelly Oubre Jr. was diagnosed with a fractured rib
Following his collision with the car near his house while he was crossing a street in Philadelphia, the 27-year-old Oubre was diagnosed with an internally fractured rib in addition to numerous wounds and lacerations, the 76ers revealed over the weekend. Oubre is due for another evaluation this weekend or early the following week. Should his recovery proceed as anticipated, he may be cleared to resume more intense on-court training.
The 76ers are hopeful that Oubre Jr. will be able to play by the end of November or the start of December, according to ESPN’s Wojnarowski. This is encouraging news as the seasoned forward’s initial prognosis was much worse.
— Hard Knock News (@hardknocknews2) November 15, 2023
Before being involved in the accident, Oubre had started each of his previous five games as a member of the starting five, averaging 14.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 three-pointers, and 1.0 steals in 29.0 minutes per game according to StatMuse.
It remains to be seen how and when the fans of the NBA and the 76ers get to watch Kelly on the court again. He is a crucial player for the team and fans can’t wait to see him in action once again in the NBA. The 76ers always perform well when he is at his flying best.