Jimmy Butler’s MRI Results Came Back “Favorable”

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Super short media availability today in Camden.

Brett Brown spoke for a few minutes and that was it. No players, who were in a mandatory meeting.

Here’s the update on Jimmy Butler via the head ball coach:

“The MRI came back favorable, but we will list him as doubtful for tomorrow night. In regards to what are we guessing or what are we thinking going forward, we really can’t make that prediction. What we can say is that the MRI revealed, as I said, nothing significant, but we deem him to be doubtful for tomorrow night.”

Brown is already dealing with a depleted bench due to the absences of Markelle Fultz and Zhaire Smith. There are essentially only eight players getting regular minutes now, which might open the door for a bit more of Amir Johnson or even Jonah Bolden or Shake Milton moving forward.

Here’s what Brett said about that:

“I think you can look at last night as a snapshot of what I expect to happen, with Furkan getting more minutes, with Landry getting more minutes, and the belief that T.J. can come in and play a two or a three more minutes type of thing. It’s not Wilson coming back down into the that wing spot, because it’s true, we’re still a little bit uncertain up at that other end. So I feel like the lion’s share of the minutes, the vacuum that Jimmy, his minutes have produced with the injury, will come from T.J. and Landry and Furkan.”

Brown said he wasn’t aware of what caused the injury or when it happened during last night’s 116-102 win against the Pistons. Butler only played nine minutes before Korkmaz and Shamet came in to cover for him, pouring in a combined 28 points off the bench.

I went back and watched the three or four minutes before Butler left the game, and I don’t see exactly where the injury occurred. He tried a one-legged turnaround jumper before exiting with something like 2:30 left in the first quarter, but no noticeable hobbling or anything like that. It seemed like he was getting up and down the floor okay to me.

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2 Responses

  1. I’m sure the Sixers medical staff are on top of this. I look forward to seeing him come back for next years home opener.

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