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Ben Simmons Fractures A Bone In His Foot

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Philadelphia 76ers number one overall draft pick Ben Simmons has fractured “the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot,” the team announced. The injury was suffered when he rolled his ankle while scrimmaging earlier today, and the team didn’t announce a projected recovery timeline.

The 76ers will be hoping Simmons didn’t suffer a Jones fracture, which is a specific type of fracture in the fifth metatarsal that tends to heal slowly because it doesn’t receive much blood. A Jones fracture is what kept Kevin Durant out of the beginning of the 2014-15 season, and lingering effects meant he only played 27 games in total.


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