Ben Simmons’ pro career may start a year later than anticipated.
The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Tuesday that the former LSU star underwent successful surgery “to repair an acute Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot”.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News’ Bob Cooney, the injury could keep the 2016 No. 1 overall pick from seeing the court this season.
"I just got off the phone with someone I trust who said there's no way his agent will let him play this season" – @BobCooney76 on Simmons
— 975TheFanatic (@975TheFanatic) October 3, 2016
The 76ers gave no timetable for Simmons’ return, only stating “Additional information regarding Simmons’ recovery and return to play timetable will be provided as available and when appropriate.”
During his one season at LSU, Simmons 19.2, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.