Markelle Fultz to Miss Remainder of Summer League With Ankle Sprain

Erica Murray
July 10, 2017

"We will know [more] once we get some treatment on him".

"Can't feel great, a guy going down, actually two players going down on the same play", Colangelo told Shelburne.

The 76ers' No. 1 draft pick Markelle Fultz left their fourth Summer League game with an ankle injury on Saturday night. "I haven't heard anything [more]".

Markelle Fultz was injured during the third quarter where he elevated to block a shot and landed on an opposing player's foot.

He averaged team-highs of 23 points (sixth in NCAA) and six assists to go along with six rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes per game. Their core is far from complete from a developmental standpoint, which means we'll likely see some noticeable growing pains from a Sixers team that is still striving towards sustained success.

However, the No. 1 overall pick will miss the remainder of the summer league while dealing with the injury and is facing a 1-2 week recovery period before returning to basketball activities, the team announced Sunday.

But he'll be back in the (emptier) gym in a couple weeks, readying for the season.

Noel missed his entire rookie season while recovering from an ACL injury while Embiid did so as well because of a foot injury.

He joins a young squad that features Australian forward Ben Simmons, who was taken with the top pick by the 76ers previous year but missed all of last season with a foot injury.

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