Report: Ben Simmons will miss more time with back injury
There is still a lack of clarity regarding Ben Simmons’ back injury, but it’s shaping up to be at least somewhat serious.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Simmons will miss time, and the injury is not day-to-day. However, the team is still trying to determine the best treatment for their star guard.
ESPN Sources: Sixers star Ben Simmons is still undergoing treatment and evaluation on his back and there’s expected to be a course of action decided upon soon. This isn’t a day-to-day injury; Simmons will miss time. How much time? That’s still unclear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 24, 2020
This doesn’t sound great for Philadelphia. We already know Simmons won’t play Monday, but it certainly sounds like he’ll miss other games beyond that. If Simmons isn’t back by Sunday, he’ll miss the start of a west coast swing that sees the Sixers play the Clippers and Lakers.
Simmons is averaging 16.7 points, 8.2 assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game this season. The Sixers, who are currently fifth in the Eastern Conference, will be hoping to get him back as quickly as possible.