Jimmy Butler injury update: 76ers star’s groin strain ‘nothing significant,’ doubtful to play vs. Nets

first_img“In regards to what are we guessing or what are we thinking going forward, we really can’t make that prediction,” Brown said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “What we can say is that the MRI revealed, as I said, nothing significant.”Butler suffered the injury Monday in the first half of the 76ers’ matchup with the Pistons. He missed all three of his shots and grabbed four rebounds in 10 minutes of action before leaving the game. Related News Jimmy Butler underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed no structural damage to his injured groin, according to ESPN. But, he is still listed as “doubtful” to play in the 76ers’ next game Wednesday against the Nets.Philadelphia coach Brett Brown told reporters the “MRI came back favorable.” Jimmy Butler responds to 76ers star Joel Embiid’s comments about being frustrated with role Philadelphia acquired the 29-year-old forward from the Timberwolves in mid-November in exchange for a package centered around Robert Covington and Dario Saric. He has averaged 19.8 points and 5.2 rebounds in 13 games with the 76ers so far. Butler has also shot 48.7 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from 3-point range during his time in Philadelphia.The 76ers will enter their matchup with the Nets on Wednesday having won six of their last seven games.last_img read more