Ben Simmons’ franchise-altering foot injury is taking an expected turn. The hoped-for Philadelphia 76ers star and No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft will require surgery to correct a broken bone in his right foot.
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He is expected to be out possibly into the year 2017, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman:
Simmons likely out until December or maybe even January, source told ESPN. Team expected to be cautious with the No. 1 pick. https://t.co/gXdGkM0q15
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 1, 2016
While this is unfortunate news, ESPN’s Marc Stein passed along a potential silver lining. Simmons’ injury was a freak one, and not the result of his 19-year old body being unfit to carry the weight:
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Sources told ESPN on Saturday that doctors involved believe Simmons suffered an acute injury —