Dionte Christmas' season with the Delaware 87ers is over after he ruptured his right Achilles tendon during Tuesday's game against the Northern Arizona Suns.
It's brutal news for the Temple product, who had finally come home to his native Philadelphia after playing for 15 teams since leaving North Broad Street.
Christmas joined the Sevens after a preseason tryout with the 76ers, who waived him but kept his D-League rights. He played all 31 games for the Sevens this season, averaging 14.9 points, 3.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 31.6 minutes per game.
Sevens general manager Brandon Williams said in a statement that Christmas "has been a consummate professional, positive influence on the development of our young roster, and vital to our energy and drive. We will certainly miss his leadership on the court, but are inspired by his confidence as he attacks the next steps on the road to recovery."
The Sevens lost Tuesday, 126-105.
Coincidentally, Christmas' injury came a few days after another former Temple standout, guard Khalif Wyatt, suffered torn knee ligaments in an Israeli league game. Wyatt had been the league's top scorer with 18.8 points per game.