Philadelphia 76ers: Thaddeus Young Out Three Weeks With Hamstring Injury

Feb 04, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) lays injured on the court during the second quarter against the Orlando Magic at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The depleted Philadelphia 76ers received more bad news earlier today as their starting forward Thaddeus Young is out three weeks due to grade one strain of his left hamstring, according to Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com.

Young, who averages 14.9  points and 7.4 rebounds per game was injured during the second quarter of a 78-61 home victory over the Orlando Magic.

Before Monday’s win, PhillyBurbs.com reported that head coach Doug Collins stated injured guard Jason Richardson was going to seek a third opinion on his sore left knee and could be out for a good period of time.

With Young and Richardson out the 76ers will be looking for Jrue Holiday to carry the load even more.

The Sixers  are currently three games back of the Celtics for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and play eight games in the next three weeks that include games against the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks.

Can Philadelphia fight off the injury bug to make the playoffs, or is the loss of Young too much to overcome for the 76ers?

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