After consultation with the 76ers medical staff and several specialists, Ben Simmons will undergo surgery in the coming days to remove a loose body in his left knee. The loose body resulted from a left patella subluxation he suffered in Wednesday's game against Washington.

He will leave the NBA Campus in Orlando for the surgery.

The 76ers released the following statement Saturday afternoon. There are no indications that Simmons would return before the playoffs beginning August 17.

The 76ers are currently 6th in the east and would face Boston in Round 1.

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Further updates will be provided following the procedure. The Sixers play Portland on Sunday, August 9th.