Jahlil Okafor, Robert Covington to Miss Rest of 76ers' Season with Knee Injuries

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 31, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 7: Jahlil Okafor #8 and Robert Covington #33 of the Philadelphia 76ers walk off the court after a timeout in the game against the Utah Jazz at Wells Fargo Center on November 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Jazz defeated the 76ers 109-84. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington and center Jahlil Okafor will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 season with injuries.

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.

Related

    Lingering Questions Following Bizarre Rox-Clips Fiasco

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Lingering Questions Following Bizarre Rox-Clips Fiasco

    Dan Favale
    via Bleacher Report

    IT Declines Celtics Video Tribute

    NBA logo
    NBA

    IT Declines Celtics Video Tribute

    Rob Goldberg
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: CP3, Harden Tried to Slow Down Ariza

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Report: CP3, Harden Tried to Slow Down Ariza

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: Redick (Leg) Will Be Re-Evaluated in 10-14 Days

    Philadelphia 76ers logo
    Philadelphia 76ers

    Report: Redick (Leg) Will Be Re-Evaluated in 10-14 Days

    Scott Polacek
    via Bleacher Report