Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons rolled his ankle during the team's final scrimmage earlier today.
The 20-year-old was required to have an X-Ray on his foot and ankle to determine the severity of the injury, which has been revealed as a fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.
Sixers injury update: Ben Simmons suffers fracture in right foot.— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) September 30, 2016
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The devastating news comes at a very inopportune time for the Sixers, with preseason right around the corner. Simmons' timetable has yet to be revealed as further medical evaluations and treatment options are being considered, according to the team.
Generally, a fractured metatarsal takes around six to eight weeks to fully heal, which could force Simmons to miss the first few weeks of the regular season.
Being the first overall pick in the draft, Simmons will have high expectations going into the 2016-17 season, and this unfortunate injury puts him at an early disadvantage.
We all wish Ben Simmons a speedy recovery.