Sixers Jerryd Bayless’ wrist injury could keep him out to start regular season


Jerryd Bayless is on track to be the Sixers starting point guard, a steadying veteran presence trying to organize a talented but young Philadelphia team.

Except, he may not be starting opening night due to injury.

Bayless suffered a wrist injury that may be more serious than first realized, reports Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The point guard had an MRI on Wednesday, and the test results weren’t favorable. The Sixers have been hush on the details, saying that it will make announcement in the near future. Bayless said Thursday night that he wasn’t sure what was wrong….

Asked if he would miss the games at the start of the season, he responded “Yeah, I might.”

With Bayless out, T.J. McConnell has started both preseason games at the point for Philly, with Sergio Rodriguez getting some run off the bench (and making some very clever passes). McConnell is a pass-first guy who has 25 points and 11 assists through two preseason games, plus he continues to play solid defense.

Still, the Sixers would be better off with Bayless. We will have an update when the Sixers decide it’s not the NHL playoffs and give us one.