The 76ers announced an MRI revealed Covington suffered a slight meniscus tear in his right knee. Sixers director of public relations Michael Preston reported the news and noted Okafor is dealing with right knee soreness.
Considering the 76ers are 28-47 and eliminated from postseason consideration, there is no need to rush Okafor back or risk anything with Covington.
Okafor is just 21 years old, while Covington is 26, and they could be significant pieces of the team's rebuilding efforts in the future.
Covington finished his season averaging 12.9 points per game, and Okafor ended his at 11.8.