Sixers Guard Bayless Has Wrist Surgery, Out For Season

Sixers guard Jerryd Bayless underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, according to the release. “While it’s unfortunate Jerryd will miss the remainder of the season, we feel confident that today’s procedure will resolve his wrist injury and related discomfort,” Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo said in a statement.

Bayless was expected to be the club’s starting point guard this season. He suffered a torn ligament in the wrist during camp but the team and player opted to pursue non-surgical treatments. Bayless had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes during his second game of the season but multiple falls to the floor resulted in significant impact to the wrist, according to the release. He wound up playing in a total of three games, averaging 11 points, four rebounds and four assists.

Bayless signed a three-year, $27MM contract in July as an unrestricted free agent. He played 52 games with the Bucks last season and averaged 10.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 28.9 minutes.

Sergio Rodriguez and T.J. McConnell have emerged as the team’s point guards in his absence.

The Sixers will not be able to add another player to their roster under the disabled players exception because they are under the salary cap, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders tweets.

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4 thoughts on “Sixers Guard Bayless Has Wrist Surgery, Out For Season

  1. thughand

    I think El Chacho has handled the 1 spot pretty well so far. He’ll be gone soon enough, I’m sure, but I enjoy watching him.

  2. Z-A

    Well that sucks. I wouldn’t bring back Rodriguez or McConnell next year. They’re very careless with the ball. I’d actually trade Rodriguez before the season is over. If Simmons is going to be a primary ball-handler, and Bayless is coming back next season. I’d rather have a smaller signing like Patty Mills for 2yr/10M if the Spurs don’t retain him.

    Jeff Teague will also be available as a UFA and you’re looking at 18M a year or so.

    Cheaper option would be to trade for Brandon Knight/Eric Bledsoe in a package revolving around Nerlens Noel probably in a 3-team deal that lands Chandler with a contender.

    • Krahril45

      Why would the suns trade both of there point guards for a big man that can barley stay on the court when they already have a roster filled with pig men many of them are younger than Noel as well.


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