76ers Rookie Ben Simmons Fractures Bone in Right Foot
Ben Simmons has suffered a fracture in the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the team announced.
Simmons left practice to earlier today after rolling his ankle. X-rays and an MRI revealed the injury.
The Sixers are currently exploring further medical evaluation and treatment options at this time, and have not yet announced a timetable for his return.
Simmons, the #1 overall pick in June’s NBA draft, averaged 192. points, 11.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2.0 steals per game as a freshman at LSU.
The full press release is included below.
Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle during the final scrimmage of the team’s 2016 Training Camp at Stockton University earlier today.
After receiving an X-ray and MRI of the foot and ankle, the images were reviewed by Sixers Head Physician Dr. Christopher Dodson and Sixers Chief Medical Officer and Co-Chief of Sports Medicine Orthopedics at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Jonathan Glashow.
It was determined that Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot.
Further medical evaluation and treatment options are being considered at this time and additional updates will be provided when appropriate.