On Saturday Michael Carter-Williams was given permission by the Philadelphia 76ers to leave the team and travel to Boston for personal reasons.
He had missed the 76ers loss to the Detroit Pistons Saturday because of a sore shoulder, but now, with his team preparing to face the Brooklyn Nets tonight, Carter-Williams is facing up to the prospect of missing a second game in a row.
But it isn't the shoulder injury that is restricting him - more the blizzard conditions that have engulfed the north-east of the United States.
According to Dei Lynam at CSN Philly, the deluge of snow means rookie Carter-Williams may not make it to the Barclays Center in time for the 7.30 pm tip-off.
A number of flights have been effected in the region, and should his plane be delayed MCW faces the unappealing option of a four hour drive if he is to have any chance of lining up for the 76ers.
With his team 1-11 without the rookie-of-the-year candidate, coach Brett Brown may be cursing letting Carter-Williams have time off after all.
But then again, they are predicted to struggle against the Nets tonights with or without the player, and it might be beneficial in the long run to allow Cater-Williams to return in his own time rather than asking him to stick out his thumb and hitch to Philadelphia.