After months of waiting, there isn't much time before the NBA season gets underway. The Philadelphia 76ers would like to get things started under its new ownership with a new winning attitude, but a minor injury to young point guard is mildly worrisome.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Jrue Holiday sat out the second session of practice Sunday due to a strained Achilles in his left ankle.
The Inquirer notes, however, that even though the injury could be "concerning," Holiday "is only 21 and those type of injuries on players that young usually seem to go away in a timely fashion."
Holiday rode the stationary bike while his teammates practiced, CSNPhilly reports. "Coach was saying how there are 66 games," Holiday said, according to the site. "It seems so unrealistic, that is not supposed to happen. I don't think anybody's body should be able to withstand that pounding and flying. You fly and you can't sleep at night - there is so much going on so I appreciate Coach doing that (sitting him for the session)."
Last season, Holiday averaged 14 points, 6.5 assists, and 4 rebounds per game.
Despite the injury, the Inquirer notes that the team has "an upbeat attitude" and is way ahead cohesively of recent squads.