Markelle Fultz out for National Basketball Association summer league with sprain

Sixers Sign 2017 First Overall Pick Markelle Fultz

He was helped off the court while not putting any weight on his left foot and was taken in for x-rays to determine the extent of the ailment. A source told ESPN Saturday that he suffered a high ankle sprain, but another source told Spears on Sunday that Fultz was well enough to walk around and the injury is not as serious as initially thought. Philadelphia's history of injured draft picks includes 2016 No. 1 overall draft pick Ben Simmons who fractured his foot last off-season and has yet to make his debut.

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.

"Markelle Fultz possesses elite basketball skills, instincts and talent which prompted us to move up to No. 1 and add him to our talented young core of players".

On the very same play, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot suffered an upper lip laceration while defending Brown.

The number one overall pick of this year's NBA Draft rolled his ankle during the third quarter in a game against the Golden State Warriors.

Fultz appeared to roll his ankle in the second half and was helped to the locker room by two team-mates. He was talking on the defensive end, had pressure on the basketball, was trying to stay within our defensive concepts. Nothing is broken.The Sixers have had unbelievably bad luck with injuries.

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