Thaddeus Young: 'Michael Carter-Williams knee was red, swollen'

Michael Carter Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers in action during the NBA pre season match between Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers at Phones 4 U Arena on October 8, 2013
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Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young says that teammate Michael Carter Williams's knee was red and swollen.

Thaddeus Young has said that Michael Carter-Williams's knee was red and swollen ahead of his three-day stay in hospital at the weekend.

The Philadelphia 76ers rookie point guard was released from the University of Pennsylvania's medical facility on Sunday after being treated for a knee infection, which also kept him out of the team's defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this week.

Young told USA Today: "I seen his leg and I was like, 'Man, what is that?' It was like all swollen and red and stuff like that. I was like, 'You might need to go get that checked out'. And he was like, 'I did get it checked out'. I was like, 'You might need to get another opinion or something'.

"I didn't touch his leg. I definitely moved over to the next seat, though. I definitely wanted to know what it was."

Carter-Williams has averaged 17.5 points per game so far this season.

Rodney Stuckey of the Detroit Pistons tries to drive around Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers during the second half at the Palace of Auburn Hills on November 5, 2013
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