The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the best teams in the NBA. Star forward Ben Simmons is a critical piece of a team expected to compete for a title this season.
But according to the latest report, the 76ers will be without Simmons for a few games. They’ll have to rely on Joel Embiid and Al Horford to pull out a few wins in Simmons’ absence.
The talented forward suffered a Grade 1 AC joint sprain on Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz. Simmons is “likely to miss the next three games.”
Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is likely to miss the next three games with a Grade 1 AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 7, 2019
Let’s hope Simmons can have a speedy recovery. In seven games this season, the forward is is averaging 13.1 points per game to go along with 6.9 APG and 5.4 RPG.
Philadelphia fell to Utah 106-104 on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City. Simmons had two points, two assists and one rebound in just over 10 minutes of action, prior to his injury.
Embiid led a valiant effort, dropping 27 points and grabbing 16 boards. But Donavan Mitchell – 24 points and eight assists – and the Jazz were too much to overcome.
The 76ers’ next three games include: the Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers.
If Simmons misses just three games, as Chris Haynes’ report indicates, Philadelphia’s contest against the Orlando Magic on Nov. 13 could be a possible return date.