PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- All-Star guard Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers will be listed as day-to-day with a right thumb sprain.
He suffered the injury on the final play of regulation in the Sixers' 101-99 overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night.
"Allen had an MRI (Thursday) which demonstrated a sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament and a small incomplete fracture of his right thumb," said 76ers team physician Dr. Jack McPhilemy. "He will stay in a splint and be examined daily."
Despite the injury, Iverson still gave his all, according to Coach Larry Brown.
"He doesn't change, he doesn't back down; he still tried," Brown said. "I didn't notice when he got hurt. He had mentioned he got hit on the drive."
During training camp on Oct. 4, Iverson suffered a fracture of his right third finger and missed the Sixers' first preseason game on Oct. 8 against San Antonio. He was expected to miss 2-4 weeks with the injury, but returned to practice on Oct. 9 and played at Washington on Oct. 10.
In 2001-02, Iverson missed 22 games because of injury. He missed the final 14 games of the regular season with a left hand fracture, but returned for the first round of the playoffs against Boston. He also missed training camp and the first five games of the season following right elbow surgery. All told, because of various injuries, Iverson has missed 56 regular season and playoff games in his career because of injury or suspension.
Iverson, who led the NBA in scoring last season with 31.4 points per game for the second straight season and third time in four seasons, is averaging a team-best 28.8 points, 5.0 assists, and 2.25 steals in 43.0 minutes per contest. He likely will not play Friday night when the Sixers host the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his playing status will be a game-time decision.