Robert Covington and Jahlil Okafor will miss the Sixers' final seven games of the season because of right knee injuries, the team announced before its game Friday night against the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
Covington has a slight tear of the lateral meniscus in his right knee, and the team is considering treatment options. Covington missed Wednesday's 99-92 loss to the Hawks, but originally suffered an injury to his right knee against the Clippers on March 11. He missed the Sixers' 118-116 win over the Lakers the next night. In 67 games, Covington, 26, averaged 12.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.9 steals.
Okafor has been battling right knee soreness all season long and hasn't played since March 22 in Oklahoma City when he reaggravated the injury. Okafor's second season comes to an end, averaging 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 22.7 minutes in 50 games -- 33 starts.
Sixers coach Brett Brown said Friday he believes the team will have to add another player.
The team has only eight players available for Friday's game in Cleveland.