Sixers’ Ben Simmons Injures Left Knee, Ruled Out Indefinitely
“This one stings, for sure,” Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown said.
After an up-and-down start to their experience in the bubble, the Philadelphia 76ers were dealt a tough blow as Ben Simmons has been ruled out indefinitely with a subluxation of his left patella.
“I don’t even remember [the injury] happening,” Sixers Shake Milton said. “I just remember him walking off to the sidelines. Yeah, it’s tough for us.”Ben is an incredible player, an incredible athlete. … A super human. So hopefully he’s able to heal super fast and get back out on the court, because we need him.”
Simmons suffered the injury in the third quarter of a Wednesday night victory over the Washington Wizards while going up for an offensive rebound. He would immediately head to the team’s locker room and would not return. He was shown walking gingerly out of the arena prior to the end of the game.
“Yeah, it’s a little frustrating sometimes,” said Sixers’ Josh Richardson. “But that’s the way the game goes. So we’re going to just have to have a next-man-up mentality like we’ve had all year. Guys will pick up the slack, and when we get him back, he’ll fit back in seamlessly.