Jimmy Butler injury update: 76ers forward’s sprained wrist not expected to keep him out 'long term'

Jimmy Butler missed the 76ers’ game Tuesday against the Rockets with a sprained right wrist.

The 29-year-old forward originally suffered the injury in Philadelphia’s 117-115 loss to the Thunder last weekend. He is listed as day-to-day and considered questionable for the team’s matchup with the Spurs on Wednesday.

“It isn’t something that we are, or he is, worried about in the sense of this is a lingering, long-term thing,” Sixers coach Brett Brown told reporters, via the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Butler is averaging 19 points and 4.8 rebounds in 28 games with the 76ers. He’s shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from 3-point range.

Butler demanded to be moved away from the Timberwolves before the start of the season. Minnesota eventually sent him to the 76ers in mid-November in exchange for a package centered around Robert Covington and Dario Saric.

Philadelphia entered its matchup against Houston with a 30-17 record.