Michael Carter-Williams Injury: Updates on 76ers PG's Knee and Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistDecember 5, 2013

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Updates from Friday, Dec. 20

From the Sixers:

Update: Coach Brown informs media that Michael Carter-Williams will start tonight in backcourt with Hollis Thompson.

— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) December 20, 2013

Marc Narducci of The Philadelphia Inquirer provides a statement from 76ers head coach Brett Brown and Michael Carter-Williams discussing the rookie's potential return to the court:

A second straight strong practice has 76ers rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams feeling ready to return to the lineup for Friday's game at the Wells Fargo Center against the Brooklyn Nets.

While he is listed as a game-time decision, coach Brett Brown and Carter-Williams indicated that, barring any setback, he would play Friday.

"Nobody is making a 100 percent commitment that he is playing. We think he is, he has practiced well," Brown said after Thursday's workout. "We assume he will be in the lineup."

Carter-Williams was also making that assumption.

"I hope so," Carter-Williams said when asked if he expected to play. "I had two good practices and I felt good and I was shooting after, and I am ready to go."