Update: Ben Simmons’ ankle injury is actually a right foot fracture
The x-rays for the LSU product revealed that his right foot is actually fractured.
Ben Simmons has fracture in his right foot. Further details coming.
— Bob Cooney (@BobCooney76) September 30, 2016
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.