Philadelphia 76ers’ Kelly Oubre Jr. hospitalized after struck by vehicle
Philadelphia 76ers forward Kelly Oubre Jr. was hit by a motor vehicle in Center City, Philadelphia on Saturday night and has been hospitalized in stable condition, a team spokesman announced.
Oubre is expected to miss significant time due to his injuries, but those aren’t considered to be season-ending. Local authorities are investigating the incident.
Team representatives, including 76ers President Daryl Morey are with Oubre Jr. at the hospital.
The 27-year-old Oubre Jr. was walking near his residence when struck, the spokesman said.OIubre Jr. was signed by the 76ers as a free agent in September and is averaging 16.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals in eight games this season.
He has been a key contributor for a Philadelphia team that has won seven straight and leads the Eastern Conference with a 7-1 record.
Originally drafted by Atlanta in 2015, Oubre Jr. has also played for Washington, Phoenix, Golden State and Charlotte.