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Getty Sixers veteran Danny Green is facing a lengthy rehab after tearing his MCL and LCL in Game 6.

Danny Green heard some noises that “were not comforting” when Joel Embiid accidentally crashed into his leg on Thursday night. The Sixers veteran didn’t know how bad it was at the time, but he had a feeling it wasn’t good.

It wasn’t. An MRI confirmed Green tore the ACL and LCL in his left knee, setting him up for a long rehab this summer. Those injuries can take up to six to nine months to recover from which would put the 34-year-old – Green turns 35 this June – in jeopardy of missing the start of the 2022-23 season. He talked about what happened on the play on Friday during the team’s final media availability this year.

“I didn’t know how serious it was until I tried to put weight on it and it buckled,” Green told reporters. “And then I realized it’s probably going to take some time and I wasn’t going to be able to return to the series at all.”

76ers guard Danny Green has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Brutal outcome for Green, who turns 35 in June and now faces a long rehab.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 13, 2022

Despite the initial shock and pain, Green argued with team doctors to let him back onto the court to support his teammates at the end of the fourth quarter in Game 6. Philadelphia was getting shellacked and trailed by as many as 20 points but the three-time champion wanted to be in the huddle. To see his guys and say goodbye to the fans.

“I just felt it was important I be there with them,” Green said. “I tried to come out earlier but the doctors didn’t think it was a good idea, they wanted to keep the swelling down for the MRI. Wanted me to stay in the back but I said, ‘let me just put my sweatshirt on and I can sit at a table and watch the game,’ whether to help coaching or encouraging. I wanted to have my energy there for them.

“But if I’m not able to come out, I know something is really wrong so it took me a long time to get out there, which lets you know it was a serious situation but I was able to finally shower and sneak out there for the last couple minutes of the fourth, to see my guys and say goodbye to the fans.”

Danny Green is on crutches today. He is still waiting for the MRI results. Fears it’s ligament damage, maybe LCL tear. He heard sounds thst weren’t “comforting” when it happened. Joel Embiid landed on his knee. #Sixers #HereTheyCome

— Michael Greger (@mike_greger) May 13, 2022

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Green Posts Encouraging Twitter Message

The news of the severity of Green’s knee injury broke after he addressed the media, although he and everyone else had already feared the worst. The veteran wing was using crutches and wincing in pain as he approached the podium. This marks the first major injury (other than routine hamstring, calf, hip issues) of Green’s career, one that has spanned 13 seasons and three world championships.


— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) May 13, 2022

Green posted a picture from Game 6 on Twitter along with the green heart emoji, an indication of love and support. Several fans and former teammates, like LeBron James, tweeted out encouragement when the injury happened. Green sounded bummed about the whole thing, but he’s trying to remain upbeat and positive.

“Kinda sucks,” Green said. “Year 13, as you get older, it gets tough to deal with. It’s not the most fun thing to think about when you’re starting your summer.”

The 76ers announced Danny Green tore both his ACL and LCL in his left knee during Philadelphia's Game 6 loss.


— ESPN (@espn) May 13, 2022

Doc Rivers Knew It Was ‘Not Good’

Sixers head coach Doc Rivers knew the diagnosis wasn’t going to be good when he first saw Green go down. After Game 6, he got a tad emotional talking about Green and all his veterans. Rivers said that Green called him at about 1 a.m. on Friday – three hours after the playoff loss – and the two vented about the season.

“Tough for him,” Rivers said. “Danny is obviously important to us, but there’s nothing you can do about that.”

I'm worried that we may have seen the last of Danny Green. If that's a serious knee injury, he's probably out all of next season. $10M contract for next year, but it's fully non-guaranteed. I'll be shocked if he's not waived, if for no reason than it saves Philly big tax dollars.

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) May 13, 2022

Green inked a two-year, $20 million deal last offseason. However, Green is on a team option and his second year isn’t fully guaranteed. That means the Sixers could theoretically release him prior to July 1 and not owe him a dime. Philadelphia will have a tough decision to make on one of their few veteran leaders, a guy with legit championship experience on a franchise starved for leaders and “mental toughness.”

Oh man ????

Prayers up for Danny Green ????

— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) May 12, 2022

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Coast Guard responds to report of ill cruise ship passengers

The U.S. Coast Guard sent a crew to a cruise ship docked in Virginia on Thursday to investigate reports of a foul odor and passengers feeling ill, a spokesman said.

Crew members did not evacuate anyone from the Carnival Magic ship to receive medical treatment and there were no reports of anyone being taken to the hospital by ambulance either, said Petty Officer Stephen Lehmann. He said he did not have any other immediate information. The ship is docked in Norfolk.

Carnival Cruise Line did not immediately respond to an email seeking information.

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