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By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly editor  

During the final day of Philadelphia 76ers training camp, No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons rolled his ankle and was sent to get precautionary x-rays. The results came back, and according to Brian Seltzer of, Simmons suffered a fracture in his right foot.

After receiving an X-ray and MRI of the foot and ankle, the images were reviewed by Sixers Head Physician Dr. Christopher Dodson and Sixers Chief Medical Officer and Co-Chief of Sports Medicine Orthopedics at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Jonathan Glashow. 

It was determined that Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot. 

Further medical evaluation and treatment options are being considered at this time and additional updates will be provided when appropriate. 

While no recovery time has been announced, lists other NBA players that have suffered the injury, including Kevin Durant, Pau Gasol and Brook Lopez. With the way Philadelphia handled the Noel and Embiid injuries, expect them to approach this one with caution since the fifth metatarsal is a high-stress area with likelihood of surgery and/or re-injury. 

In six Summer League games for Philadelphia, Simmons averaged 10.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists.


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