Sixers Provide Medical Update on Markelle Fultz, Justin Anderson
The Sixers provided some medical updates today on some key players including No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz through a press release.
Fultz is no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder and the scapular muscle imbalance is resolved. He will continue ongoing physical therapy and maintenance, while participating in increased strength and conditioning training and elevated on-court basketball activities. The 76ers medical team, in coordination with Dr. Ben Kibler, will gauge his readiness in approximately three weeks.
Fultz is projected to miss at least the next three weeks with what was termed "soreness and scapular muscle imbalance."
Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo told NBC Sports Philadelphia on Thursday night: "The good news is the soreness is completely gone and the muscle imbalance is gone.”
Fultz has played in just four games this season, averaging 6.0 points, 1.8 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game this year.
Another player the team provided an update on was forward Justin Anderson.
Anderson is continuing his recovery from tibial stress syndrome, commonly known as shin splints, in his left leg. After undergoing a program focused on rest, physical therapy, and limited on-court work the past few weeks, he will now resume increased physical activities, including conditioning and basketball training. Anderson will be reevaluated in approximately two weeks.
Per the release, Anderson will be out at least two more weeks.
In 10 games this season, Anderson is scoring 5.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, per game.