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Philadelphia 76ers top pick Ben Simmons has a fracture in his foot



Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons suffered a fracture in his right foot during a practice on Friday, the team announced in a statement.

"Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle during the final scrimmage of the team's 2016 Training Camp at Stockton University earlier today," the statement read. "It was determined that Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot."

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Simmons, who is Australian and played one year of NCAA basketball at LSU, was the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. At 6-foot-10, he is a gifted passer and has been called the best NBA prospect since Kevin Durant.

Simmons and the Sixers will be hoping that the fracture is not a Jones fracture — a specific fracture of the fifth metatarsal that takes a long time to heal. Durant suffered a Jones fracture and missed the bulk of the 2014-15 season.

Simmons also becomes the latest in a long and recent list of Sixers lottery picks to suffer an injury early in his career, as Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated noted:



FWIW, Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Jahlil Okafor, and now Ben Simmons will have all missed time with injuries as members of the Sixers.

No timetable has been given for Simmons' return.

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