76ers Rookie Ben Simmons Out With Broken Foot
Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons suffered a broken foot on Friday (Sept. 30), and will be out for an unknown length of time.
The No. 1 overall pick suffered the injury during the team's final training camp scrimmage, when he rolled an ankle. X-rays and an MRI revealed a fractured fifth metatarsal.
According to ESPN, the estimated recovery time is around eight weeks.
Simmons' injury appears to be a trend for Sixer rookies in recent years. Joel Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in 2014, has yet to play, due to surgeries on his right foot; Nerlens Noel missed his rookie year in 2013-14 with a torn ACL; and Jahlil Okafor's 2015-15 rookie season was cut short, with a season-ending surgery on his right knee.
Simmons was Philly's first No. 1 overall pick since the team drafted Allen Iverson in 1996.