Roy Oswalt left Thursday night's game after only two innings due to lower back stiffness. Following the game, he painted a bleak picture of how bad the injury just may be.
“You throw as long as you can and when you can’t throw anymore you
don’t,” Oswalt said after the game, according to Jim Salisbury. “Hopefully it’s not
to the point where I can’t throw anymore. If it’s at that point, you
just have to accept it.”
Very disheartening words from one tough pitcher. For the full context and much more from Little Roy, check out Sully's piece. Charlie Manuel's assumed thoughts captured in a photo below.
>>Oswalt hurt, questions about future loom after loss [CSN]
The team returns to Philadelphia today and takes on the Athletics this evening.
US Presswire (Roy) and AP (Charlie) photos
Delaware Online's David Hale, who has a full transcript of Oswalt's comments, captured the following video:
Sixers point guard T.J. McConnell is doubtful for Wednesday's home game against the Raptors with a right wrist sprain.
McConnell was in a splint at practice Tuesday and said he would try to play but would leave it up to the medical staff.
McConnell is averaging 4.8 points and 5.4 assists in 38 games. The Sixers went 5-2 in the last seven games he started before his injury, and won 113-104 in Milwaukee without him. Sergio Rodriguez started at PG in McConnell's place and had 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Chasson Randle backed up the point and had 10 points and a pair of threes.
Joel Embiid did not practice Tuesday (rest) and is listed as probable for Wednesday night when the Sixers (13-26) host the Raptors (27-13).
“Joel Embiid ... was a little bit, had the flu,” Brett Brown said.
Jahlil Okafor (probable) did not participate in practice and received treatment. Brown said Okafor had soreness. Gerald Henderson is also probable and had an individualized workout Tuesday.
So far, 2017 has been a pretty big year for Wayne Simmonds.
In addition to being named to his first All-Star team this year, Simmonds clearly had big plans on how to spend his bye week away from hockey, before returning to play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. He popped the question to his girlfriend, Crystal Corey, and she said yes.
Simmonds announced the engagement on his Instagram.
It could be good news for the Flyers, too. Simmonds is the second Flyer to get engaged this season after Claude Giroux popped the question in December after winning three in a row. The Flyers made the winning streak an even 10 after. Congratulations, Wayne!