76ers Shut Down Markelle Fultz Following Ankle Injury


"We will know [more] once we get some treatment on him".

Sixers summer league coach Lloyd Pierce said Fultz has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle and 'will be treated accordingly.' Fultz will not play Sunday, but there is no timetable for his return to action.

Markelle Fultz injured his ankle Saturday night in a Summer League game against the Golden State Warriors, prompting some panic among Philadelphia 76ers fans. "Again, based on the initial diagnosis, you rather hear that than something worse".

The injury occurred as Fultz attempted to block Warriors rookie Jabari Brown from behind.

He averaged team-highs of 23 points (sixth in NCAA) and six assists to go along with six rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes per game. The rookie was with the team at their shootaround on Sunday morning - he was just watching, not participating - and was said to be in good spirits.

Safe to say we won't be seeing Fultz in anymore Summer League games and I'd be perfectly okay if the Sixers never participated in them moving forward.

He joins a young squad that features Australian forward Ben Simmons, who was taken with the top pick by the 76ers past year but missed all of last season with a foot injury. The good news is that Fultz's outlook with an injury like this shouldn't put his regular season debut in question.

So please pardon Sixers fans for being a little testy.