Sixers’ Markelle Fultz out indefinitely with shoulder syndrome

Dec. 5 (UPI) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz may miss greater than a month of time whereas rehabilitating his proper shoulder.

League sources instructed ESPN that Fultz may miss Three-to-6 weeks. Sources instructed The Athletic that Fultz is out indefinitely and can doubtless miss “weeks.”

The 76ers introduced on Tuesday that Fultz was recognized with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Fultz accomplished a “thorough sequence of consultations with specialists throughout a number of disciplines,” in response to the 76ers.

“Thoracic Outlet Sydrome, which includes compression or irritation within the thoracic outlet (space between decrease neck and higher chest), was recognized,” the workforce mentioned in a press release.

“Bodily remedy was really helpful for Fultz earlier than returning to play. Fultz will start this bodily remedy instantly, is out indefinitely, and additional updates will likely be supplied as acceptable.”

Fultz, 20, is averaging eight.2 factors, Three.7 rebounds and three.1 assists in 19 video games this season. The No. 1 general decide within the 2017 NBA Draft posted 7.1 factors, Three.1 rebounds and three.eight assists in 14 video games throughout his rookie marketing campaign. Fultz hasn’t performed since posting one rebound, one assists and nil factors in 7:05 on Nov. 19 in opposition to the Phoenix Suns.

Sources instructed The Athletic that Fultz will work with former Los Angeles Lakers bodily therapist Judy Seto throughout his rehab. Fultz’s agent Raymond Brothers instructed ESPN that the ailment is “severely limiting Markelle’s capacity to shoot a basketball.”

The Sixers face the Toronto Raptors at eight p.m. on Wednesday at Scotiabank Area in Toronto.

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