Elton Brand to miss the rest of the season

The injury bug has bitten Elton Brand again.

Sixers forward Elton Brand is out for the season and will have shoulder surgery as early as Monday, a team source confirmed for the Daily News.

Brand dislocated his right shoulder on Dec. 17 when he spilled to the floor awkwardly after being upended by Milwaukee’s Luc Mbah a Moute. Surgery will be performed by Dr. Craig Morgan, Brand’s personal orthopedic surgeon. Morgan did the surgery to repair Brand’s torn Achilles’ tendon that kept him out almost all of last season.

Are the Sixers playing better without him? Is Brand injury prone?

His career is starting to look like another former Duke star — Grant Hill. Hill was on his way to a Hall of Fame-type career before injuries derailed much of his prime. Last year, Brand missed almost the entire season with an Achilles injury and now he’s going to miss most of this season with a shoulder injury.

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