Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, the top pick in last June's National Basketball Association draft, will be sidelined indefinitely with the right shoulder injury that has hindered him this season, the Sixers said Sunday. This latest news comes after the 76ers revealed Fultz would sit out three games as he dealt with shoulder soreness. I kept wondering how they knew three games would heal a shoulder when they weren't completely sure what the problem was.
Fultz's shoulder has been the center of attention for a couple weeks since he unveiled an altered shooting form during training camp and in the preseason. This is potentially really bad for The Process.
There is no "structural impairment" in Fultz's shoulder, and he will continue physiotherapy treatment, the team said.
PHILADELPHIA - The 76ers find themselves involved in another injury controversy with a first... He also shot just 33 percent from the field in his first four games as a pro. He did not attempt a 3-pointer and was 6 of 12 from the foul line.
He had averaged 23.3 points in his lone college season with the University of Washington.
Fultz has been hampered by his shoulder all season. 76ers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and coach Brett Brown have suggested Fultz changed his shot before the injury. Now he joins Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid as heralded Sixers draft picks who missed time during their rookie seasons because of injury.
Hopefully, Fultz can return back to his best, but he should take as much rest as he needs. Philadelphia felt Fultz, with his outside shooting ability, was the ideal player to pair with Simons in the backcourt.