Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons injured his right shoulder in the first half of Wednesday’s 106-104 loss to the Utah Jazz.
He did not return for the second half, and the 76ers announced that he suffered a minor sprain of his AC joint.
Simmons expected to miss 3 games
Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes reported Thursday that X-Rays on Simmons’ shoulder were negative but that he’s expected to miss the 76ers’ next three games with a Grade 1 AC joint sprain.
Simmons played through injury before leaving game
Simmons appeared to suffer the injury in a first-quarter collision with Jazz guard Royce O’Neale while driving to the post.
Simmons, a 2018-19 All-Star, has averaged 15 points, 7.7 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game as Philadelphia’s reeled off a 5-1 start.
Any amount of missed time from the 76ers’ dynamic playmaker will be a blow to the team.
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