Sixers guard Tony Wroten to undergo surgery after suffering torn ACL

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Tony Wroten to have surgery for torn ACL
Friday January 23rd, 2015

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten is set to undergo surgery after suffering a partially torn ACL in his right knee, the team announced on Friday. 

He previously sprained the knee in a Nov. 26 loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Over 30 games this season, Wroten has averaged a team-high 16.9 points, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 29.8 minutes per game.

From the team's press release:

"[I]t has been determined that Tony sustained a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and that the best course of action for Tony’s basketball career is to repair his ACL surgically.  While the precise timing and details of the procedure are still being finalized, what has been determined is that the ACL will need to be surgically repaired.

“Until the procedure takes place, we are unable to provide a specific timeline for his return to play."

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The 21-year-old is in his second season with the 76ers after being traded from the Grizzlies in August 2013.

Philadelphia (8-34) will host the Toronto Raptors on Friday.

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