No. 1 Draft Pick Ben Simmons Fractures Foot

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Phila 76ers forward, Ben Simmons, who is also the No. 1 draft pick has broken the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

The rookie, who might miss his first year, sustained the injury during a scuffle on Friday and there seems to be no timetable on his return.

An MRI and X-ray helped determine the injury.

In a news release, the team said, “Further medical evaluation and treatment options are being considered at this time and additional updates will be provided when appropriate.”

Simmons, the No. 1 overall pick in the June draft, was scheduled to start in Philadelphia’s first preseason game.

Simmons averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game at LSU, the only SEC player ever to finish in the top five in all three categories.



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