Sixers’ Markelle Fultz out indefinitely with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Philadelphia 76ers second-year point guard Markelle Fultz’s agent, Raymond Brothers, says the former No. 1 overall pick has been diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Markelle Fultz met with multiple shoulder specialists last week. In 19 games this season for the Sixers, Fultz is averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists while shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 56.8 percent from the free-throw line. He has a nasty hitch in his shot and his free-throw routine is just as ugly.
Clarification: “…thus severely limiting Markelle’s ability to shoot a basketball. TOS is treatable by physical therapy.”
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 4, 2018
The Sixers released this statement to announced that Fultz is out indefinitely:
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) December 4, 2018
There have been rumors that the Sixers are looking to trade Markelle Fultz and move on from the saga that has been dragging on since last season. Fultz’s agent, Sixers head coach Brett Brown and general manager Elton Brand have said that the trade rumors surrounding Fultz are false.
Sixers star Jimmy Butler recently said he wants Markelle Fultz to know the team wants him to be great and that he has their full support. The question now is whether or not Fultz can ever regain his old form that made him the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.