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Friday, July 10, 2020

Brett Brown recounts ‘disturbing’ Ben Simmons back injury

Ben Simmons

Before the NBA shutdown, Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons had missed eight consecutive games with a lower back impingement. Apparently, it was an exceptionally painful injury.

Sixers coach Brett Brown said that Simmons was vomiting from being in so much pain during a Feb. 22 game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the most recent Simmons has played in.

Simmons had actually sat out a Feb. 20 game against Brooklyn with the back issue before trying to return two nights later and lasting less than five minutes. One has to wonder why he played in the first place if he was in that much agony.

Simmons had been ruled out for two weeks at the time. He’ll be set to return when the NBA does.

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