Thaddeus Young will miss remainder of season

Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young will miss the remainder of the 2009-10 season due to a right thumb fracture. Based on the results of x-rays taken last evening, which were evaluated by Dr. Jack McPhilemy of Main Line Health, the injury has not healed sufficiently enough to allow Young to return to game action.

“While Thaddeus did everything asked of him in an attempt to return to action this season, we feel it necessary to take the appropriate precautions to allow this injury to heal properly,” said Sixers President and General Manager Ed Stefanski.

Young appeared in 67 games with 45 starts this season, averaging 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.21 steals in 32.0 minutes per game. He recorded six double-doubles this season after having just two his first two seasons combined. For his career, Young is shooting 49.5% from the floor.