November 20, 2015 |
THERE WAS a somewhat familiar figure roaming around the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. When someone is 7 feet, 3 inches tall, you always give a double-take, and this time, it was because of Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The former Cleveland Cavaliers star was a guest of the 76ers, and for quite good reason. Ilgauskas was saddled early in his career with fractures to the navicular bone in his foot. It is the same injury Sixers center Joel Embiid is dealing with, following his second surgery, which will cause him to miss his second straight season.
November 13, 2015 |
WHEN AN NBA player gets word that he is being sent to the Development League, the news isn't usually greeted with the reaction both Tony Wroten and Kendall Marshall had Wednesday, when they were informed they would spend time with the Delaware 87ers. For the two veteran guards, it means they are getting closer to full recoveries from the torn ACLs both suffered in January. The 76ers announced before their game against the Toronto Raptors that the two had been assigned to Delaware to continue their rehab.
October 13, 2015 |
A second South Jersey community is balking at plans by real estate developer J. Brian O'Neill to locate a drug and alcohol treatment center in its midst. Unlike in Haddonfield, his dispute with Gloucester Township has landed in court. O'Neill wants to establish a Recovery Centers of America facility in Gloucester Township near the Blackwood campus of Camden County College. The township recently rejected O'Neill's proposal for a 37-bed residential treatment facility on Peter Cheeseman Road, saying the property is not zoned for a drug center.
September 3, 2015 |
SAM BRADFORD is less than two weeks away from playing in his first NFL regular-season game in nearly two years. I was curious what he is feeling right now as he tries to move on from back-to-back ACL tears and the back-to-back rehabs that accompanied them. Excitement? Relief? Worry? Cautious optimism? "It's nothing but excitement for me," Bradford said yesterday. "I've been excited this whole preseason. Excited just to get back on the field. I was excited for Baltimore and I was even more excited to be out there for Green Bay for three series.
August 28, 2015 |
Josh Duggar in rehab Embattled reality star Josh Duggar has availed himself of the services of a rehab facility, his parents announced. No word on what precise malady or addiction he seeks to address. "[Josh] has . . . brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear," Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar say. "Josh [has] checked himself in to a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. " This comes days after the onetime spokesman for conservative Christian family values admitted he used the Ashley Madison website to arrange adulterous liaisons.
August 27, 2015 |
NEITHER BILL DAVIS nor DeMeco Ryans can guarantee that Ryans and his repaired Achilles' tendon will be 100 percent by the time the Eagles open their season Sept. 14 in Atlanta. Davis, the Eagles' defensive coordinator, didn't say so, but this uncertainty might have played at least a small part in the team's decision to sign Ryans' inside-linebacking understudy, Mychal Kendricks, to a four-year, $29 million contract extension on Monday. "You know, I don't know. Those are tough injuries to get 100 percent," Davis said yesterday, when asked about Ryans' timetable.
August 21, 2015 |
Now that Joel Embiid has had surgery, the 76ers will try to find different ways to rehabilitate his right foot, general manager Sam Hinkie said Wednesday. Five doctors were involved Tuesday in bone-graft surgery to repair the navicular bone in Embiid's foot. The recovery time for the 7-foot center is five to eight months. But Hinkie confirmed Embiid would miss the entire season. "One of the things that we have in our favor is that we have a new set of people that we can throw at this problem and they can be involved," Hinkie said.
August 7, 2015 |
TRENTON - Chase Utley looks ready to return to a big-league lineup. Utley, playing in his third rehab game in four days, went 3-for-4 with an RBI double and a walk in Double A Reading's 11-1 win over the Trenton Thunder last night. Utley could return to the Phillies' lineup as soon as this afternoon, or perhaps more likely, when they begin a 10-day West Coast road trip tomorrow night in San Diego. The Phils could choose to give the 36-year-old a day of rest rather than putting him on the field in a day game today against the Dodgers after a night game.
August 6, 2015 |
TRENTON - The hardest part of the rehabilitation process, Chase Utley said, is staying patient. The 36-year-old second baseman has been on the disabled list since June 23. "Obviously, you want to be out there," Utley said Tuesday night after playing in a rehab game with double-A Reading. Utley played in the field for six innings. It was his first action at second base since June 20. His right ankle, which sent him to the DL after becoming inflamed, did not appear to be a hindrance.
August 4, 2015 |
In his first rehab outing, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 2 for 3 with a walk as a designated hitter for the triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs in a 4-0 loss Sunday to visiting Norfolk. Both hits were singles. Utley, who is hitting .179, was placed on the disabled list June 23 with right ankle inflammation. Over his last five games he was 2 for 20. "Overall, the ankle is feeling the best that it has felt all year," Utley said in statements distributed by the IronPigs. Utley thought he fared well at the plate.