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.
MRI showed no ligament damage for Simmons, but subluxation of the left knee cap. Both sides are collectively working on treatment options. https://t.co/W1cRC0V8Rz
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 6, 2020
Ben Simmons suffered a subluxation of the left patella (knee cap). He will be sidelined while going over treatment options.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) August 6, 2020
Brett Brown on Ben Simmons' injury, wouldn't give a timeline when asked if Simmons could be out for the entire season: "Some of the information is fluid… It's just that the stuff is still being evaluated."
— Rich Hofmann (@rich_hofmann) August 6, 2020
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.