The Philadelphia 76ers franchise just can’t catch a break. Their first round picks almost ALWAYS win up hurt and Ben Simmons is no exception. The first player taken in the draft back in June, Simmons will now miss anywhere from 6-8 weeks after fracturing a bone in his right foot.


The Sixers said Simmons rolled an ankle, and X-rays and an MRI revealed a fractured fifth metatarsal bone.

In almost all cases, the fracture of the foot’s fifth metatarsal is known as a Jones fracture, according to ESPN medical analyst Dr. Mark Adickes. Athletes with this injury typically undergo surgery.

The estimated time frame for a full recovery from surgery is around eight weeks, according to Adickes.

It’s a frustrating reminder for the team of how injuries can derail plans. Joel Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in 2014, has yet to play because of surgeries on his right foot. Nerlens Noel missed his rookie year in 2013 with a torn ACL. Jahlil Okafor had his rookie season cut short with season-ending knee surgery on his right knee.

The city of Philadelphia and their fans were excited to see what Simmons would bring but they will have to wait a little longer. Lets hope for a quick recovery for him.