Sixers Provide Medical Updates on Shamet, Milton
The Sixers have not had the best luck when it comes to first-round picks staying healthy. This season was no different than others with Zhaire Smith suffering a Jones fracture in his right foot in addition to both Landry Shamet (ankle) and Shake Milton (back) also nursing injuries.
Smith underwent successful surgery this past week, but it has been a while since we've heard anything about Shamet and Smith. On Monday, the Sixers provided positive medical updates on both of them.
Rookie guard Shake Milton (spondylolysis, stress fracture, in his back) has been asymptomatic for several weeks and was recently cleared to resume limited basketball activities. An update on his status will be provided in approximately four weeks.
Shamet, selected by the Sixers out of Wichita State with the 26th overall pick in the draft, sprained his ankle in the first quarter of the Sixers' Summer League opener against the Celtics. Shamet averaged 14.9 points and 5.2 assists last season with Wichita State, shooting 44.2 percent from three-point range.
Meanwhile, Milton suffered a stress fracture in his back during the pre-draft process. In his final year at SMU, Milton averaged 18 points on 44.9 percent shooting overall and 43.4 percent from beyond the arc.