Ben Simmions Injury


Cedric Wright

The Philadelphia Sixers just spent two games playing without one of their starting bigs Joel Embiid, after the fight with Karl-Anthony Towns. Now they might have to spend some time without their cornerstone Ben Simmions. Simmons left the Sixers` game against the Jazz on Wednesday night with what the team termed ‘shoulder soreness’.  Later in the evening it was confirmed that he suffered a sprained AC joint in his shoulder and will be re-evaluated later this week when the team heads to Denver.

Early in the first quarter Simmons asked for the ball in the post against Royce O’Neale. He caught the ball, faced up and tried to barrel his way in the paint with a spin move. As he did so, his shoulder went right into O’Neale`s chest, and he immediately winced and grabbed it. At this point it’s uncertain how many games Simmons will be out, but it is looking like he will miss consecutive games for the first time in his career as he prepares to miss 3 games.  We will know more after he is re-evaluated this week.