Kelly Oubre Jr. suffered a fractured rib after being hit by a car on Saturday night, the 76ers have confirmed.
Oubre was walking near his home in Philadelphia when a car travelling “at a high rate of speed” hit him when it turned onto the street he was crossing, according to police.
Oubre was struck in the upper chest by the driver-side mirror and was taken to hospital in a stable condition with a broken rib and injuries to his hip and right leg.
The driver immediately fled the scene and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Oubre’s injuries are not expected to be season-ending, according to the 76ers. However, his timeline to return is unknown and he will be reevaluated next week.
“He’s back home and he’s doing OK,” 76ers coach Nick Nurse said on Sunday. “It’s a pretty traumatic incident [but] he is home and resting fairly comfortably. That’s where we are right now.
“It’s too bad that he’s been on an upward trend and heading towards a good season,” Nurse said. “That’s kind of a bummer for me for it to happen to him — a guy who needed a break, was getting one and he did everything he could to give himself a break. Then to have that happen … it puts it in perspective as well.”
Oubre was having an excellent season in his first year with the Sixers, averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 29 minutes per game as Philadelphia jumped out to a 7-1 start.
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