Markelle Fultz to Miss Remainder of Summer League With Ankle Sprain

Beth Cruz
July 10, 2017

A #Markelle Fultz injury update has come in from the #Philadelphia 76ers.

The Sixers' can put all the talent they want to on their roster, they still have no control over the unfathomably bad injury luck the team has had over the last half dozen years. Barring further injury, Joel Embiid has the potential to become of the league's foremost interior forces, while both the 2016 and 2017 first overall picks will be joining the starting rotation next season in the form of Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz. He won't play his first game for the franchise until the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season finally gets rolling.

Fultz will have to be careful not to aggravate or worsen the injury over the next few months, as the 76ers definitely don't want to have another top overall draft pick off the court for another season. A high ankle sprain usually takes between four and six weeks to heal, which wouldn't effect his availability to play, full strength, when the regular season begins this fall. He has a lot of time to get healthy and prepare for the upcoming National Basketball Association season, suggesting that he will be ready to play in the season opener for the Philadelphia 76ers.

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

As fun as the Summer League is, it is a show case of young players skill, and we have seen it with Fultz.

Fultz would finish with 17 points and three blocks, giving 76ers fans a lot of early highlights.

On Saturday evening, the Sixers agreed to a rookie-contract with their number one overall pick, Markelle Fultz.

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