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UPDATE: Ben Simmons is set to undergo surgery on his foot next week. He will miss the first three months of his highly anticipated rookie season. Via ESPN:
Sources: 76ers rookie Ben Simmons will undergo surgery on his foot.
His recovery timetable is unknown: https://t.co/gxFvFvxCp0
— ESPN (@espn) October 1, 2016
ORIGINAL: Some tough news coming out of the Sixers training camp as star rookie Ben Simmons has fractured a bone in his right foot.
The Sixers selected Simmons with the No.1 overall pick in this years draft. The Australian native was the most hyped rookie since LeBron James in 2003. There is no timetable for his return. Via NBA.com:
Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle during the final scrimmage of the team’s 2016 Training Camp at Stockton University earlier today.
After receiving an X-ray and MRI of the foot and ankle, the images were reviewed by Sixers Head Physician Dr. Christopher Dodson and Sixers Chief Medical Officer and Co-Chief of Sports Medicine Orthopedics at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Jonathan Glashow.
It was determined that Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot