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Willie Has a Bad Knee, Maybe

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Via Liberty Ballers Via Philly Daily News:

Darius Songaila and Craig Brackins did not practice with the Sixers this morning in the first session of training camp because their trade from the New Orleans Hornets had not been officially completed.

The two big men were acquired for Willie Green and Jason Smith. The holdup was Green's physical with the Hornets, which raised red flags about a knee injury.

A source told the Daily News that the teams have since agreed to the option to exchange second-round picks in 2011, which cemented the trade.

Let's just say this doesn't make me any more fond of the trade. After the jump, a WG injury history.



September 23, 2010

Acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers.

March 1, 2010

Missed 5 games (left shoulder injury).

February 19, 2010

Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.

January 3, 2010

Missed 3 games (sprained left ankle).

December 28, 2009

Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.

December 26, 2008

Missed 1 game (sprained left ankle).

December 23, 2008

Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.

March 15, 2008

Missed 2 games (strained lower back).

March 12, 2008

Strained lower back, day-to-day.

January 4, 2008

Missed 6 games (groin).

December 22, 2007

Groin, day-to-day.

March 31, 2007

Missed 2 games (right knee injury).

March 28, 2007

Right knee injury, inactive list.

January 27, 2007

Missed 3 games (sore right knee).

January 23, 2007

Sore right knee, day-to-day.

December 31, 2006

Missed 3 games (calf injury).

December 26, 2006

Calf injury, day-to-day.

July 12, 2006

Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Philadelphia 76ers.

April 4, 2006

Missed 5 games (left knee surgery).

March 26, 2006

Left knee surgery, day-to-day.

March 23, 2006

Re-signed by the Philadelphia 76ers.

June 28, 2005

Philadelphia 76ers extended qualifying offer.

March 5, 2005

Missed 5 games (heel injury).

February 24, 2005

Heel injury, injured list.

January 23, 2004

Missed 25 games (thumb injury).

December 10, 2003

Thumb injury, injured list.

December 5, 2003

Thumb injury, day-to-day.

August 8, 2003

Signed by the Philadelphia 76ers.

June 26, 2003

Acquired draft rights from the Seattle SuperSonics.

 Most of those seem minor injuries that the average player will incur over a 7 year career. The left knee surgery in 2006 and right knee problems of 2007 could be real issues though.