Sixers Issue Ben Simmons Injury Update
The Sixers issued a Ben Simmons injury update this week. As it turns out, he will be out for Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.
Philadelphia is one of several teams set to resume action on Thursday evening following a break for All-Star weekend.
Simmons participated in Sunday’s festivities, amassing 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes of action for Team LeBron.
Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse after this weekend because he will now be out of action with what has been described as “lower back tightness.”
Simmons is said to have initially experienced it during Wednesday’s team practice.
On Thursday morning, Simmons tried to give it a go to no avail.
According to The Athletic NBA insider Derek Bodner, as a result, Simmons will be out of action when Philadelphia hosts the Nets.
Simmons initially reported discomfort yesterday at practice. He received treatment, both yesterday after practice and again today, but is still experiencing some discomfort. His status for Saturday’s game will be updated tomorrow. https://t.co/g0kjmKTOFb
— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) February 20, 2020
“Simmons initially reported discomfort yesterday at practice,” he tweeted out.
“He received treatment, both yesterday after practice and again today, but is still experiencing some discomfort. His status for Saturday’s game will be updated tomorrow.”
So far this season Simmons is averaging just under 17 points per game, as well as 8.3 assists and 7.9 rebounds. He also leads the entire NBA in steals with 2.2 per outing.
This is just the latest setback for a Sixer team that just cannot seem to get it together this year. So far, Philly is 34-21 through 55 outings and sits fifth in the Eastern Conference.
Another update on Simmons’ health is expected at some point on Friday.