Ben Simmons injury update
Ben Simmons gave the Sixers a huge scare in Wednesday's game against the Wizards. After coming down with a rebound in the third quarter Simmons appeared to land awkwardly on one leg. He showed discomfort on the floor and would eventually head back to the locker room and not return.
Sixers fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as it seems Simmons has avoided major injury. Multiple reports have come out on the injury and it seems like the two time All-Star should not miss significant time.
Shortly after the injury, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that there was no swelling or pain in Simmons' left knee where the injury was suffered. This is encouraging news as the Sixers cannot afford to be without one of their franchise pieces in this sprint to the end of the season.
Shams Charania of The Athletic would later report on the injury. He would report that Simmons had received an MRI and it came back clean. Simmons' injury status moving forward is to be day-to-day.
Everything that has been reported so far has been very positive and it doesn't seem like Simmons was seriously injured. It looks like he was removed from the game out of precaution to avoid further injuring himself.
The Sixers cannot afford to take a hit like this right now. Ben Simmons has gone through the biggest change on the Sixers since arriving in Orlando, moving away from the point guard position for the first time in his NBA career.
The team needs him on the floor to continue to grow him in his new role and better prepare the offense heading into the playoffs. Hopefully, the Sixers will have Simmons back on the floor healthy sooner rather than later.