UPDATE, 8:54 ET: Thaddeus Young returned to the game late in the second quarter. He does not appear to be wearing extra tape.
Thaddeus Young limped off the court midway through the second quarter of Game 1 between the Philadelphia Sixers and Boston Celtics on Saturday. He had played nine minutes off the bench before stepping on a cameraman’s foot on the Sixers’ baseline and apparently turning his left ankle.
He had assistance to the locker room, and seemed to be limping fairly heavily. There has been no update from the Sixers’ medical staff as of yet, however.
Young is one of the key members of Philly’s Night Shift bench crew. He scored just one basket before leaving the game. Fellow reserve big man Lavoy Allen has six points. Kevin Garnett, Thad’s frequent match-up, has been Boston’s best player in the game, with 12 points in the first quarter and a half.
If Young remains out, Philly coach Doug Collins could be forced to rely more heavily on starters Spencer Hawes and Elton Brand, or he might call on rookie Nikola Vucevic.