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By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly Staff 

In early December, we learned that Sixers guard Markelle Fultz was diagnosed with a thoracic outlet syndrome, a rare neurological condition. Following the news, Fultz traveled to California to work with former Lakers' renowned physical therapist Judy Seto. She worked with Kobe Bryant and current general manager Elton Brand during their playing careers.

After a little over a month of shoulder rehabilitation out west, Fultz has returned to Philadelphia. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that he will rehab with the Sixers as he continues the path to a return to the court this season. 

Guard Markelle Fultz has rejoined the Philadelphia 76ers to continue therapy on a shoulder condition, pushing for a return to the lineup this season, league sources told ESPN.

There's no timetable yet on Fultz playing again this year, league sources said.

Fultz flew on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles and arrived Saturday where he met with Sixers officials prior to today's game against Oklahoma City, sources said.

PhillyVoice's Kyle Neubeck reiterates that Fultz's return is to continue rehab and that the organization still has no timetable/expectation on his return to game or practice situations.

Fultz hasn't played since mid-November after seeing a handful of specialists at the recommendation of his agent/attorney, Raymond Brothers. After multiple visits and tests, the diagnosis was made and Fultz went out to California to work with Dr. Seto. Fultz's agent wanted to make sure that his client was 100 percent before returning. 

"We want to make sure he's 100 percent and healthy when he does come back," Brothers told ESPN at Christmas.

In 19 games this season, Fultz posted averages of 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

 

 

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