NBA Restart: 2019-20
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76ers' Ben Simmons out with left knee injury

Team says he is considering treatment options

From NBA Twitter and media reports

Aug 6, 2020 1:41 PM ET

Ben Simmons scored 8 points in 22 minutes before leaving with the injury on Wednesday.

Two-time All-Star Ben Simmons is out indefinitely after an MRI revealed he has a suffered a subluxation of the left patella (knee cap). Simmons suffered the injury in Philadelphia's game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday in the third quarter and did not return.

The MRI showed no ligament damage for Simmons and both he and the Sixers are working on a treatment option for the injury. Sixers coach Brett Brown told reporters Thursday he wouldn't give a timeline when asked if Simmons would be out all season. 

"Some of the information is fluid ... It's just that the stuff is still being evaluated," Brown said. 

Simmons grabbed a rebound and appeared to tweak his knee. He left the game and hobbled toward the locker room. He left the locker late in the fourth quarter wearing street clothes.

Coach Brett Brown said after the game the team doesn't know anything on the extent of the injury.

"We don't know," Brown said. "I'm sure the club will make some announcement. But as far as knowing more than that, I don't. Obviously I'm very curious." 

Simmons had eight points on 2-for-10 shooting before his departure.

Philadelphia is off Thursday before facing Orlando on Friday and Simmons is expected to miss that game vs. the Magic.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


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