The basketball gods hate Philadelphia.
Ben Simmons will miss some time after suffering a fracture in his foot during a team scrimmage per reports.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) September 30, 2016
Simmons initally rolled his right ankle during the 76ers’ training-camp scrimmage on Friday at Stockton University.
The 76ers released this statement:
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.
Many will point to Simmons putting on 33 pounds as a possible reason for the fracture, but now we can only trust the process.