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Philadelphia 76ers’ Kelly Oubre Jr. Injury Update: No Evidence of Hit-and-Run, Police Investigate

Police Refute Initial Reports of Oubre Being Hit by a Car in Center City

Written & Drafted By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 15-November-2023, 10:20 PM EST.

Philadelphia, PA – Contrary to initial reports, authorities in Philadelphia state that there is no evidence supporting claims that Philadelphia 76ers’ forward, Kelly Oubre Jr., was struck by a car. ESPN had reported the incident, stating Oubre was receiving treatment at a hospital for injuries sustained while walking in Center City. However, police investigations have not uncovered any video or photographic evidence of a hit-and-run.

The Incident

According to earlier reports, Oubre was walking near his home around 7:20 p.m. when a vehicle, allegedly traveling at a high speed, attempted to turn south onto the street he was crossing. Police stated that the vehicle hit Oubre in the upper chest area with the driver-side mirror, resulting in injuries to his hip and right leg. The silver car’s driver fled the scene.

Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Philadelphia 76ers executes a dunk in the second quarter of a game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on November 10, 2023, in Detroit. (Photo credit: Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)

Current Investigation

As of Wednesday, police continue to investigate the incident, emphasizing the lack of visual evidence to substantiate the initial claims. Despite the ongoing investigation, the Philadelphia 76ers provided a positive update on Oubre’s condition, noting his progress from injuries and resumption of light physical activity. The team expressed appreciation for local police efforts in probing the situation.

Kelly Oubre dribbling
Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second half at Fiserv Forum on October 26, 2023, in Milwaukee. (Photo credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Oubre’s Recovery

While Oubre’s injuries were initially reported as a broken rib, the 76ers organization now states that he continues to progress and has returned to light physical activity. The team hopes for his return to play in the coming weeks. Head coach Nick Nurse confirmed Oubre’s positive spirits as he resumed some activities at the team’s practice center in Camden, N.J.

Player Statistics

Kelly Oubre Jr., a former Charlotte Hornets player in his first season with the Philadelphia 76ers, has showcased notable performance, averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. With a shooting accuracy of 50% from the floor and 37.5% from deep, Oubre has contributed significantly in the eight games he has played, earning five starts and playing an average of 29 minutes per game.

Kelly Oubre vs Raptors
Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. in action against the Toronto Raptors during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on November 2, 2023. (Photo credit: Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports)

As investigations into the incident continue, the Philadelphia 76ers and the community rally behind Kelly Oubre Jr., focusing on his recovery and the team’s anticipation of his return to the court in the coming weeks.

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About the authorShafeek Ahmad is a freelance writer passionate about business and entrepreneurship. He covers a wide range of topics related to the corporate world and startups. You can find more of his work on Howtobeaspoonie.com.

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    Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.

Shafeek Ahmad
Shafeek Ahmadhttps://howtobeaspoonie.com
Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.
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