Ben Simmons suffers broken bone in foot
InsideHoops.com, September 30, 2016
The Sixers continue to catch all the wrong kind of breaks.
Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons, the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, 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.
Simmons is likely the best young prospect on the entire team. This is a bad way to begin the season for him and the team.
Hopefully the injury heals properly and Simmons is as good as new once he recovers.
According to the Washington Post, "tt’s easy to forget, given the way Simmons so naturally and gracefully handles the ball, but he is 6-foot-10 and listed at 240 pounds. He may play like a guard (and the Sixers were expected to employ him that way this season), but he has the body of a big man. In fact, earlier this week Simmons was boasting about adding 33 pounds of muscle over the summer. Whether that is true or not, there will undoubtedly be second-guessing in Philadelphia regarding him putting on extra weight in light of Friday’s events."