Markelle Fultz out indefinitely with right shoulder injury

Markelle Fultz out indefinitely with right shoulder injury

Markelle Fultz out indefinitely with right shoulder injury

After a three-week rest period, Fultz will be re-evaluated, possibly with an eye on surgery.

Through four games this season, Markelle Fultz had averaged 19 minutes a night for the Philadelphia 76ers. His right shoulder has been sore for a while now and upon examination, it was revealed that Fultz has a muscle imbalance.

"Following consultation with several shoulder specialists, including a visit with Dr".

Fultz was drafted first overall in this year's NBA Draft and becomes just another Sixers rookie to miss time due to injury.

There is no "structural impairment" in Fultz's shoulder, and he will continue physiotherapy treatment, the team said. Ben Kibler, the medical director of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky at the Lexington Clinic, who will reevaluate Fultz in about three weeks. Fultz never looked right to begin the season and it's not a surprise to see Philly take a cautious route with the No. 1 pick.

People close to Fultz, including his personal trainer, say Fultz changed his shot because of the discomfort in his shoulder.

The best thing for Fultz would be to stop playing until he's fully healthy. Both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid missed entire seasons, although both have been health and performing at extremely high levels so far this season.

Fultz has missed the Sixers last two games, and he didn't looked comfortable in his first four National Basketball Association games before that.

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