MCW sustains head injury on final play of Sixers' win over Blazers
Michael Carter-Williams has missed 11 games this season, but says he'll play Monday night against Minnesota. (USA Today Images)
Until he takes the court for the opening tip against the Timberwolves tonight at the Wells Fargo Center fans won't be convinced that Michael Carter-Williams is truly fine after being hit by a Thaddeus Young accidental elbow on the last play of the Sixers' win in Portland Saturday night.
But the Sixers' starting point guard reassured he is good to go tonight, as he said after the 101-99 win over the Trailblazers.
"I got hit pretty hard in the head but I am fine," Carter-Williams said after the Sixers' morning shootaround. "It was tough right then and there but now I am good."
MCW went through testing in the locker room Saturday night with the training staff to make sure he did not have a concussion.
"In ten to fifteen minutes I was fine," Carter-Williams explained. "I have no headaches. It is good to be back home and we are just going to go out there and play hard and try to continue on our winning streak."
The Sixers have won a season-high four games in a row, and they are hosting a Minnesota team that is a game under .500 but beat the Sixers, 106-99, on Dec. 11. That loss was one of 11 games Carter-Williams has missed this season.