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Update: Ben Simmons’ ankle injury is actually a right foot fracture

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After the Philadelphia 76ers announced earlier that first-overall draft pick Ben Simmons needed to get x-rays after rolling his ankle during a scrimmage, more unfortunate news has surfaced.

The x-rays for the LSU product revealed that his right foot is actually fractured.

The team released the following statement:

Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle during the final scrimmage of the team’s 2016 Training Camp at Stockton University earlier today.

After receiving an X-ray and MRI of the foot and ankle, the images were reviewed by Sixers Head Physician Dr. Christopher Dodson and Sixers Chief Medical Officer and Co-Chief of Sports Medicine Orthopedics at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Jonathan Glashow.

It was determined that Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot.

Further medical evaluation and treatment options are being considered at this time and additional updates will be provided when appropriate.

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