/Top pick Markelle Fultz leaves 76ers summer league game with left ankle sprain

Top pick Markelle Fultz leaves 76ers summer league game with left ankle sprain


AP

Published 12:04 a.m. ET July 9, 2017 | Updated 1:57 a.m. ET July 9, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz needed to be helped off the court with an injury to his left ankle in the Philadelphia 76ers’ summer league game Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors.

Fultz appeared to roll his ankle in the second half and was helped to the locker room by two teammates. Sixers summer league coach Lloyd Pierce said Fultz has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle and “will be treated accordingly.”

Fultz will not play Sunday, but there is no timetable for his return to action.

“We’ll be as cautious as we can, making sure he’s healthy,” Pierce said.

It was the last thing the Sixers wanted to see just when they appeared to be ready to put years of misery behind them. They have dealt with significant injuries to center Joel Embiid and last year’s No. 1 pick, Ben Simmons, over the last three years.

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