Sixers announce that Ben Simmons is shut down for season
On Friday morning Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations and general manager Bryan Colangelo announced that No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons would miss the entirety of his rookie season.
The team made the decision after doctors looked at a scan of Simmons’ foot. The Australian wing has missed all of this regular season so far after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during a preseason game for the Sixers.
“The scan indicated there’s not full healing in the bone,” Colangelo said.
Bryan Colangelo says the Sixers "will talk about" having Ben Simmons a part of the Sixers' summer league contingent.
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Simmons underwent the scan on Thursday, the same day the Sixers sent big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for a protected first-round pick and Justin Anderson.