Sixers’ Kelly Oubre set to return vs. Wizards on Wednesday

It’s been a while since Philadelphia 76ers forward Kelly Oubre took the court for a game, but it appears his return is very near.Kelly Oubre Jr

Per Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Oubre will return from a broken rib and other injuries resulting from a reported hit-and-run accident vs. the Wizards on Wednesday. Oubre was a full participant at practice on Monday, Pompey noted.

Oubre, 27, had been playing well in his first eight games with the Sixers, after signing a deal late in free agency. He is averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 rebounds, shooting 50 percent from the field and 38 percent on 3-pointers.

He earned the starting role after the Sixers traded small forward P.J. Tucker to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of the James Harden deal.

Oubre has missed 11 games after being the victim of a hit-and-run accident while walking near his home. He suffered a broken rib as a result.

Philadelphia (12-7) has won just four of its last 10 games and lost two straight — so Oubre should be able to offer a boost to a team that could use one.

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