Tyrese Maxey needed an MRI to determine the extent of injury

When the Sixers took the lead in the first half of Friday’s game, starting guard Tyrese Maxey appeared to suffer a lower body injury in the second half.

Tyrese Maxey’s injury is what?

Tyrese Maxey's injury

Tyrese Maxey of the Philadelphia 76ers left Friday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks with an apparent ankle injury.

Tyrese Maxey rolled his left ankle near the end of the second quarter while attempting a layup and did not return to the game in the second half.

The former first-round pick delivered a strong performance in his 20-minute shift. Maxey finished with 24 points after making nine of his twelve shots from the field. In addition, he had five assists and four rebounds.

The bad news for Maxey is that he appears to be out for the foreseeable future, starting with Saturday’s game against the Timberwolves.

The Sixers were informed that the initial results of the young guard’s X-ray were negative, which is a good sign. But according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Maxey will have an MRI on Saturday.

Doc Rivers, the head coach, also confirmed this information. He told the press: “I talked to him,” Rivers continued. “He says what he always says, ‘Coach, I’m good.’ I don’t know if he’ll be good right away, would be my guess.”

Tyrese Maxey’s injury status will be updated on a regular basis.