76ers G Silas needs surgery on face
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia 76ers guard Xavier Silas needs surgery on several sinus fractures following a collision in a summer league game.
Silas was injured Friday in Orlando, Fla., when he took an inadvertent elbow to the head by teammate Solo Jones. Silas also suffered a concussion.
The Sixers say Silas needs surgery Saturday where doctors will fuse several frontal sinus fractures. There is no timetable for his return.
Silas did not appear in any regular-season games with the Sixers after signing with them in April.
Silas tried to block a shot against the Pistons on Friday when Jones made contact with the head. Sixers guard Evan Turner wrote on Twitter that he spoke with Silas and ``Thank god he's alright.''
He went undrafted after playing at collegiately at Colorado and Northern Illinois University.