REPORT: Markelle Fultz’s agent angered Sixers with injury description
The Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly upset at how Markelle Fultz’s agent and attorney, Raymond Brothers, has handled his clients injury situation, according to Howard Eskin of Sports Radio 94.
On Monday, Brothers told ESPN that Markelle Fultz has been diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, an injury that affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion. The Sixers later announced that Fultz will be out indefinitely as he rehabs the injury.
Apparently, the Sixers are upset Brothers went straight to ESPN instead of telling them directly and how he described the injury to the public.
This Markelle Fultz situation the way it’s been handled by agent/attorney Raymond Brothers has the #Sixers very angry. Agent never told Sixers. Went right to #ESPN. Sources also told me diagnosis TOS is not injury, it’s a condition, if that’s really condition. Not nerve damage.
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) December 4, 2018
In 19 games this season for the Sixers, Markelle 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, and now we know why.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome sounds like a serious injury that needs a lot of rehab. If that is what Fultz really has, then the former No. 1 overall pick needs to get his mind and body right before he comes back to the Sixers.
One thing we can all agree on is that this whole saga has dragged on for too long. Both the Sixers and Markelle Fultz’s camp should have handled this situation better.