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Wroten's recovery 'going as planned'

BOSTON – 76ers coach Brett Brown said Monday that Tony Wroten's recovery and rehabilitation are going as planned.

The point guard is recovering from knee surgery on Feb. 3 to repair a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

"No great news," Brown said. "No new news, just on track, doing well, goes back and forth from [his hometown of] Seattle to Philadelphia. We are getting more organized with him. But he's in great spirits and we look forward to welcoming him back. That will be not for a long time."

The third-year veteran is the Sixers' leading scoring at 16.9 points per game.

Wroten's season was derailed when he exited the game against the Atlanta Hawks on Jan. 13. Originally, the Sixers announced that the 6-foot-6, 205-pounder had sprained his right knee for the third time this season. The injury, however, was diagnosed as a partially torn ACL by a specialist last week in Los Angeles.

He also suffered a torn ACL in his right knee in a football game as a high school junior in Seattle in 2009.

Wroten missed six games this season after spraining his knee against the Brooklyn Nets on Nov. 26. He was a late scratch against the Miami Heat on Dec. 23 because of another knee sprain.

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