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VIDEO: 76ers Star Ben Simmons Suffers Shoulder Injury and Exits Game vs Jazz

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The 76ers were missing Ben Simmons in their matchup with the Utah Jazz on Wednesday as the star point guard suffered a shoulder injury in the first period. The injury appeared to occur early on in the first period, when he bumped into a Jazz defender, Royce O'Neal, and immediately grabbed his shoulder in pain.

He played 10 minutes in the game before exiting, but didn't return to the floor.

Without him, the 76ers have been relying on Raul Neto at point guard throughout the game.

Simmons is set to be further evaluated in Denver ahead of the 76ers clash with the Nuggets on Friday, so we'll get a better understanding of the severity of the injury then, though it's encouraging it's already being reported as minor.

On the season, the 23-year-old is averaging 15 points, 6.2 rebounds and 7.7 assists, and no, he has yet to take a 3-point shot. And that dream will certainly be put on hold until after he gets evaluated in Denver.