Markelle Fultz leaves summer league game with ankle injury

Hope Soto
July 10, 2017

Instead, his teammates had to help him down the tunnel and into the locker room to be evaluated by doctors.

Fultz was attempting to block a drive in the third quarter by Warriors guard Jabari Brown when Fultz jumped and landed on Brown's heel.

"Markelle Fultz possesses elite basketball skills, instincts and talent which prompted us to move up to No. 1 and add him to our talented young core of players", Philadelphia president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said. "Again, based on the initial diagnosis, you rather hear that than something worse". 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.

It's likely that the Sixers won't put their star rookie back on the court anytime soon, and the best bet may be to use some bubble wrap or quarantine Fultz to make sure he's ready for action when the regular season rolls around. However, recent history has Sixers' fans realizing yet another nightmare.

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Markelle Fultz hurt his ankle at summer league.

There's no word yet on the extent of the injury, though it seems as if he will be unable to return to the game. And then he was ruled out for the whole season. Even so, injuries have limited Embiid to 31 games over his first three seasons while Simmons is yet to take the floor. And then was out for a few weeks leading into February.

Naturally, social media was abuzz after Fultz's injury.

The news comes as a huge relief for the Sixers and their fans.

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