76ers' Nerlens Noel to have minor procedure on sore knee

PHILADELPHIA (Official Release) — The Philadelphia 76ers today provided the following medical updates on guard Jerryd Bayless and forwards Nerlens Noel and Ben Simmons.

Bayless has participated in non-contact, individualized workouts since training camp due to a left wrist injury, for which he has been receiving treatment. This was ultimately identified as a ligament injury in his left wrist.

Bayless has worked closely with the team and medical staff to gather additional information on the injury and assess all treatment options. After consulting with multiple wrist and hand specialists, it has been determined that Bayless will pursue a non-surgical option to address the injury.

Bayless will continue his rehabilitation for the next two weeks under the day-to-day guidance of Sixers Director of Physiotherapy and Clinical Diagnostics Scott Epsley, and will be re-evaluated at that time.

During the normal course of evaluation and treatment for his left adductor strain, which was identified on October 6, Noel reported localized soreness in his left knee. After consulting with multiple specialists, the source of the soreness was identified as inflamed plica. Noel has elected to address the injury via a minor surgical procedure in the coming days.

Simmons, who underwent successful surgery to repair an acute Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot on October 4, recently had his two-week, post-operative exam. Simmons had his sutures removed and is continuing to progress with his day-to-day rehabilitation and recovery under the guidance of Sixers Director of Performance Research & Development Dr. David T. Martin, and Sixers Director of Physiotherapy and Clinical Diagnostics Scott Epsley.