76ers Shut Down Markelle Fultz Following Ankle Injury

76ers Shut Down Markelle Fultz Following Ankle Injury

76ers Shut Down Markelle Fultz Following Ankle Injury

The 76ers later provided an update on his status.

Through the early goings of the Las Vegas Summer League, Philadelphia 76ers point guard Markelle Fultz has shown much promise on the court.

On Sunday morning, the rookie point guard out of Washington made sure to let all his fans know that he's okay.

He joins a young squad that features Australian forward Ben Simmons, who was taken with the top pick by the 76ers previous year but missed all of last season with a foot injury. Even so, injuries have limited Embiid to 31 games over his first three seasons while Simmons is yet to take the floor. He won't play his first game for the franchise until the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season finally gets rolling.

Prior to leaving, Fultz had scored eight points on 3-of-12 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and two turnovers. A high ankle sprain usually takes between four and six weeks to heal, which wouldn't effect his availability to play, full strength, when the regular season begins this fall.

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But the fact that Sixers fans will now have to wait before seeing their draft night prize back in action may be the worst of it.

The roster for the Philadelphia 76ers looks really good for the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season. The 76ers originally selected Fultz with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft just last month. The roster is quite deep on paper, with a few veterans in the mix who could also be battling for some playing time with the young core.

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