The 27-year-old Oubre was transported to a hospital in stable condition after being hit and released a few hours later. The team says he is not expected to miss the rest of the season but did not provide information on his injuries.
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The Philladelphia Police said that Oubre was struck at about 7 p.m. while crossing the street at Broad and Locust streets in Center City, and that he was taken to Jefferson Hospital. Police said there is an active investigation into the incident. 6ABC in Philadelphia reported police saying a silver vehicle fled the scene after the accident.
“Kelly Oubre Jr. was a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle tonight in Center City, Philadelphia,” the 76ers said in a statement. “He is currently in stable condition and being treated at a local hospital.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Oubre was struck while walking near his home and is expected to miss considerable playing time.
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Oubre is in his first season with the 76ers and has averaged 16.8 points in the first eight games. He was the 15th overall pick of the 2015 draft and has played with four other teams.
The 76ers are home Sunday and play Indiana.