Why Hasn’t Anyone Simply Written About Sixer Wroten Recently?

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Jan 3, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown takes guard

Tony Wroten

(8) and forward

Robert Covington

(33) out against the Los Angeles Clippers during the fourth quarter at Staples Center. The Los Angeles Clippers won 127-91. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Long And Winding Road

Meanwhile, the man is walking his own twisty and rocky road to recovery. On the Sixers, there are so many new faces who appear and disappear in the blink of an eye. It’s so difficult to capture their stories, their struggles, and to develop what impact they might have for the team of general manager Sam Hinkie’s design. But shame on us for not giving you an update on someone who, by all accounts I’ve researched, is an integral member of the 2015/16 roster.  I hope to change that today. The Sixer Sense has been giving you updates as to his surgery with coverage nearly six months ago. Dr. James Andrews, himself nearly a celebrity for his work with ACL surgery of professional athletes, performed the operation.

Wroten’s right knee had been particularly problematic last year, reported initially as a knee sprain for the third time in a year. But the follow-up examination revealed a partial tear of the ACL, which necessitated the surgery.  This was the same knee which had suffered a similar injury in 2009 when Wroten played high school football in his home of Seattle Washignton.  The Sixers did provide an update in March of this year with information from head coach Brett Brown in an early spring interview:

"“No great news, no new news, just on track, doing well, goes back and forth from [his hometown of] Seattle to Philadelphia. We are getting more organized with him. But he’s in great spirits and we look forward to welcoming him back. That will be not for a long time.” – Sixer’s head coach Brett Brown"

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