Humpday Happening You Might Have Missed
Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman, Aaron Donald, will be out in Sundays matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Head coach Sean McVay said on Wednesday that he would miss the game after suffering a high ankle sprain in the Rams' 26-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday.
Kentucky quarterback Will Levis announcing on Wednesday via Twitter that he will be entering the 2023 NFL Draft. The 23-year-old stands 6 ft 3 in and weighs in at 232 lbs, he began his collegiate career at Penn State from 2018-2020.
Free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to begin a 3 city visit Thursday with the New York Giants. The 30-year-old is coming off of ACL surgery for the 2nd time in the same knee. He is expected to visit the Buffalo Bills on Friday and the Dallas Cowboys Monday of next week.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker putting on a show with 51 points in just the 1st 3 quarters of the game. The 26-year-old went 20-25 from the field and sat out the entire 4th quarter in the Suns 132-113 win over the Chicago Bulls.
With the Prince and Princess of Wales in attendance, Jayson Tatum owned the court in the Boston Celtics 134-121 win over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. Tatum putting up an impressive season high 49 points, hitting eight 3-pointers. The Celtics have won 4 straight and 14 of their last 15.
Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden is expected to return during the team's current 3-game road trip they are on. The 76ers play the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, but Monday's matchup against the Houston Rockets is more likely to see Hardens return.
Toronto Maple Leafs winger Mitch Marner tied the franchise point record during his 18th consecutive game when his empty-net goal put him at the top of the list along side Darryl Sittler and Ed Olcyzk. The Toronto crowd went to their feet giving the 25-year-old a well deserved standing ovation. Marner saying after the game:
"That was really special. That meant a lot ... It’s a special moment to have grown up in this city and have my name next to those guys."
Pittsburgh Penguins announcing Wednesday that star defenseman Kris Letang suffered a stroke and is out indefinitely. The 35-year-old isn't experiencing any lasting effects of the stroke at this time, he was taken to the hospital Monday after reporting symptoms and will continue to undergo testing throughout this week. They do not believe that his condition is career threatening at this time. Letang stating in a press release:
"I am fortunate to know my body well enough to recognize when something isn't right. While it is difficult to navigate this issue publicly, I am hopeful it can raise awareness. It is important for me that my teammates, family, and the fans know that I am okay. I am optimistic that I will be back on the ice soon."