Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz out indefinitely because of right shoulder

Posted October 31, 2017

1 pick Markelle Fultz and Joel Embiid scheduled to be on the court this season, the City of Brotherly Love had many reasons to believe this season could be the beginning of something special.

Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz will be out indefinitely with "soreness and scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder", according to a press release provided by the team.

"Following consultation with several shoulder specialists, including a visit with Dr".

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The 76ers decided to make Fultz the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 #NBA Draft, taking him over a host of other players with high ceilings. The team said he will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

There is an open debate as to whether Fultz changed his shot because he was hurt or the changes he made in his shot caused the injury. The Sixers initially announced Wednesday he would miss three games and be reevaluated this coming Tuesday.

Fultz has been hampered by his shoulder all season.

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Fultz has played in four games this season and averaged six points off the bench in 19 minutes per game.

Add to that, the visible issue with Fultz's shot.

The best thing for Fultz would be to stop playing until he's fully healthy. It doesn't appear that Fultz's injury is as grievous as the other's, but you just never know with the 76ers.

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