Ben Simmons (ankle) questionable vs. Washington Wizards
From NBA media reports
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John Wall won’t be playing in tonight’s showdown against the Philadelphia 76ers, as the Washington Wizards’ star point guard is resting to heal up some inflammation in his left knee. Another star point guard, the Sixers’ Ben Simmons, may not suit up as well tonight, too.
According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Simmons is questionable with a right ankle sprain that he suffered on Monday in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Final word on Simmons’ status for tonight’s game won’t come until later this afternoon:
Rookie point guard Ben Simmons is listed as questionable for the game after spraining his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Monday’s loss. He hurt his ankle landing awkwardly after contesting Kyle Korver’s pass underneath the Cavs’ basket with 5 minutes, 9 seconds remaining. Simmons fell to the court. After getting up, he immediately jogged to the locker room.
X-rays were negative on Monday. The Sixers did not have a formal practice on Tuesday, but Simmons was at the practice facility, receiving treatment on his ankle.
The team won’t have a morning shootaround on Wednesday, but Simmons will receive more treatment in the morning. He’ll see how his ankle feels during the 4:30 p.m. walk-through at the arena before determining his status.
Washington has split the last four meetings with the Sixers. However, Wall had a lot to do with Washington’s 120-115 season-opening victory over the Sixers, posting 28 points and eight assists.
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