This article is part of our NBA Injury Analysis series.J.J. Redick, 76ers
The Sixers will be without the services of the veteran shooter for the next few weeks after Redick suffered a left leg injury during Monday's win over Toronto. Philadelphia provided a detailed description of Redick's ailment, revealing a "bone edema and a small cortical crack in the fibular head of his left leg."
The leg below the knee joint is comprised of two long bones, the tibia (shinbone) and the fibula. Together they connect the knee and ankle joints while also serving as an anchor site for multiple muscles. The fibula is the smaller of the two bones and runs on the lateral or outside portion of the leg. Redick's injury involves the fibular head, an area of the bone located near the knee. Based on the description, we know the injury is limited to the dense outer layer of bone known as cortical bone. Based on its structure and design, cort
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