Markelle Fultz ruled out indefinitely with shoulder injury

The Philadelphia 76ers could be dealing with another long-term injury to a rookie lottery pick with Markelle Fultz now out indefinitely. He will be reevaluated in approximately three weeks.

But in a statement today, the team said after that Fultz's consultation with shoulder specialists, he will remain out with "soreness and scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder". That includes losing four of their first five games, but the 76ers did beat the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday (Oct. 28) to get another notch in the win column.

The troubling aspect for Sixers fans is how often they've seen their No. 1 overall picks miss time due to injury.

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There is no "structural impairment" in Fultz's shoulder, and he will continue physiotherapy treatment, the team said. There was something clearly wrong with Fultz's shoulder, at least we are all aware of what exactly is wrong with it and it's no longer a guessing game.

Fultz has missed the Sixers last two games, and he didn't looked comfortable in his first four National Basketball Association games before that. He spent just one year at the University of Washington, averaging 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Huskies. Ben Simmons missed all of last season with a broken foot.

Hopefully, Fultz can return back to his best, but he should take as much rest as he needs.

  • Regina Holmes