Friday , Dec , 05 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Sixers’ Green sidelined with thumb injury

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers guard Willie Green
underwent successful surgery to repair a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament
in his right thumb and is expected to be sidelined six-to-eight weeks.

The 6-4 rookie has played in 15 games this season and is averaging 1.9 points
per contest.

Green was originally drafted by Seattle in the second round of the 2003 NBA
Draft. He was then dealt to Philadelphia on June 26, 2003 for the draft rights
to Paccelis Morlende and an undisclosed amount of cash.