Ben Simmons Rolls Ankle in Final Training Camp Practice
According to Brian Seltzer of Sixers.com, Sixers rookie Ben Simmons rolled his ankle during today’s scrimmage and will have a precautionary X-ray performed.
This afternoon’s practice was the last one the team will have at Stockton University before they return to Philadelphia this afternoon. They play the Boston Celtics in their preseason opener on Tuesday at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
The scan being described as precautionary makes the injury sound minor, but more information should become available once the scans are performed.
In other injury news, Jerryd Bayless sat out today’s scrimmage with a sore left wrist. Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid are both expected to play in Tuesday’s preseason opener against Boston.
Simmons, the #1 overall pick in June’s NBA draft, averaged 19.2 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists for LSU in his only college season.
Update: 2:13 PM
According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, it is unlikely that Simmons will play in Tuesday’s game.