Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten was diagnosed with a partially torn ACL on Friday, and he will have surgery to correct the issue, according to the team’s official website. While the 76ers have yet to rule him out for the rest of the season, it is highly unlikely that he plays again before May.
He suffered the injury Jan. 16 against the New Orleans Pelicans, and while it was originally classified as a knee sprain, Friday’s tests showed the full extent of the injury.
“After this extensive process, it has been determined that Tony sustained a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and that the best course of action for Tony’s basketball career is to repair his ACL surgically,” 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement. “While the precise timing and details of the procedure are still being finalized, what has been determined is that the ACL will need to be surgically repaired. Until the procedure takes place, we are unable to provide a specific timeline for his return to play.”
Wroten has played in 30 games this season and leads the team in scoring with 16.9 points per game.