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Kelly Oubre Jr. Was Injured In A Hit-And-Run But Police Say There’s No Footage

CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 02: Kelly Oubre Jr. #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during Philadelphia 76ers media day at 76ers Training Complex on October 02, 2023 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Kelly Oubre Jr. recently found himself in a motor vehicle crash in Philadelphia on Saturday night. He suffered from a broken rib and more injuries to his hip and leg. This was due to the car’s side mirror hitting him in the upper chest while traveling at a high rate of speed. This allegedly occurred at the 1400 block of Spruce Street as he was crossing to Hicks Street.

Kelly Oubre Jr. Is Fine But The Story Is Muddy

After a few harrowing hours, he’s reportedly stable and is in recovery mode. Furthermore, head coach Nick Nurse confirms his health by claiming, “He rode the exercise bike for a little bit.”

Meanwhile, the silver vehicle that committed the hit-and-run still hasn’t been apprehended. This crash was reported to be around 7:20 p.m.

Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the current situation as more details come out.

The police say that the recovered surveillance footage did not show evidence of a crash. Sgt. Eric Gripp confirms it by stating, “The Police Department currently does not have any video or photographic evidence that depicts this collision.”

Furthermore, two employees of businesses further corroborate this by claiming they didn’t see anything in their surveillance systems.

They combed through two hours of footage from that evening, and nothing came up.

Meanwhile, another source claims Oubre Jr. provided an inaccurate account of the incident.

The Police Will Reveal More Details Over Time

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 10: Kelly Oubre Jr. #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers dunks the ball in the second quarter of a game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on November 10, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)
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For now, that’s all the basketball community knows about the incident.

It’s essential to confirm that the police aren’t accusing the Philadelphia 76er of anything as they continue their investigation. However, the lack of evidence raises questions about the information provided by the 27-year-old.

Furthermore, the forward is new to the city. Being in a new environment might have confused the player. Add that to the fact that he gave this information while injured and panicked; the inconsistency is plausible.