Markelle Fultz Out Indefinitely with Shoulder Injury
This was supposed to be the year the Philadelphia 76ers take the next big step and start to win.
They have been doing a little more of that this time around, but it seems like they continue to find ways of taking a step back. As Ben Simmons continues to show that he has the potential of becoming a transcending superstar in this league, the first overall pick of this past year’s draft has been shut down indefinitely with a shoulder muscle.
Markelle Fultz, the talented young point guard out of Washington will be re-examined in three weeks. According to the Sixers, Fultz does not have any structural damage, but he has been dealing with soreness and muscle imbalance. In just four games this season, Fultz seemed noticeably off, opting to drive to the basket while resisting to take jump shots.
May his interesting free throw form has something to do with this?
Either way, the Sixers have been plagued with facing injuries to their top picks every season over the past half a decade, and getting Fultz back sooner rather than later and remaining healthy the rest of the way will be paramount in the Sixers making a big jump in the standings this season.
Worst case scenario, the organization can continue to trust the process.