Ben Simmons has reportedly broken a bone in his right foot during a Philadelphia 76ers training camp on Friday. This a a huge blow to the Sixers, as foot injuries are always bad news for basketball players, and Simmons is vitally important to Philadelphia’s future.
The 76ers have said the injury is to the fifth metatarsal bone and they have no timetable for his return.
Simmons has already undergone both an X-ray and an MRI and updates will be provided as more information comes out. The injury reportedly happened when Simmons rolled his ankle during a scrimmage.
Simmons was the first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and the LSU product was seen as the future of Philadelphia’s franchise. This is not the way he wanted to start his professional career.