Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams remains hospitalized with infected knee

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Saturday December 7th, 2013

Michael Carter-Williams (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images) Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 17.7 points per game in 15 career games. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia's rookie point guard, was diagnosed with an infection in his right knee, 76ers coach Brett Brown announced on Saturday.

Carter-Williams has spent three nights at the UPenn Hospital undergoing treatment from team physician Brian Sennett and infectious disease specialist Neil Fishman.

He is officially listed as day-to-day, and he believes he got the infection after knocking knees with a Pistons player in Philadelphia's 115-100 loss in Detroit.

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The 76ers (7-13) have lost five of their last six and nine of their last 11 but are only 1.5 games behind Boston in the Atlantic Division.

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