Monday, November 20, 2017

Sixers' top pick Fultz to remain sidelined

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, the first overall pick in this year's NBA draft, will miss at least two more weeks with a shoulder injury, the team announced Sunday.

Fultz has played just four games this season, averaging 6.0 points, and has not played since an Oct. 23 game against Detroit because of the shoulder problem.

He was examined Sunday by Dr. Ben Kibler, the medical director of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky at the Lexington Clinic, for soreness and scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder, according to the team.

The 76ers stated the "soreness is dissipating and the muscle balance is improving." Fultz will be re-examined in two to three weeks to determine whether he is ready to return.


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