76ers guard Markelle Fultz out indefinitely

Janie Parker
October 31, 2017

Through four games this season, Markelle Fultz had averaged 19 minutes a night for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Fultz traveled to Kentucky on Saturday to meet with shoulder specialist Dr. This latest news comes after the 76ers revealed Fultz would sit out three games as he dealt with shoulder soreness.

According to the team, the visit confirmed that Fultz has no structural damage to his shoulder, and will continue with physiotherapy treatment.

The team announced Sunday that Markelle Fultz - the overall No. 1 pick in last June's draft - is out indefinitely with a right shoulder injury. Ben Kibler of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky and two Major League Baseball team doctors, the consensus opinion on Fultz's shoulder is that there is no structural damage.

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Last week, the team said Fultz was expected to miss three games, which would have put him on track to return for Thursday's (AEDT) home game against the Hawks. Fultz, however, has a scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.

Add to that, the visible issue with Fultz's shot. There was also confusion when Fultz's agent mixed up whether Fultz had fluid drained or added to his shoulder, and when exactly that happened.

The best thing for Fultz would be to stop playing until he's fully healthy.

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