Markelle Fultz out indefinitely, will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks

Markelle Fultz injury update 76ers rookie out indefinitely with shoulder injury

Markelle Fultz injury update 76ers rookie out indefinitely with shoulder injury

1 pick Markelle Fultz and Joel Embiid scheduled to be on the court this season, the City of Brotherly Love had many reasons to believe this season could be the beginning of something special.

According to the Sixers, Fultz will head to Kentucky to visit specialist Dr.

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The Sixers said the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft has scapular muscle imbalance. The team said he will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz, the top pick in last June's National Basketball Association draft, will be sidelined indefinitely with the right shoulder injury that has hindered him this season, the Sixers said Sunday. After Brothers told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday that Fultz received a cortisone shot on October 5, the Sixers announced they would be holding Fultz out for the team's next three games.

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Fultz has been hampered by his shoulder all season.

Fultz is averaging six points per game, shooting 33 percent from the field, and knocking down just 50 percent of his attempts from the free throw line this season. There did appear to be a hitch in his shot during preseason games, but Fultz has never been a spectacular shooter. That includes losing four of their first five games, but the 76ers did beat the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday (Oct. 28) to get another notch in the win column.

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Fultz started the season playing and in the rotation as one of the first players off the bench.

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