Published February 27, 2012
| Sports Network
Hawes, who has sat out the last nine games with a sprained left Achilles, was examined by Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute this past weekend. He will no longer wear a protective boot on his left foot.
The 23-year-old is averaging 10.5 points and 8.3 rebounds but has appeared in just 14 of the 76ers' 34 games this season.
Philadelphia is in the midst of a season-long five-game losing streak.