LAS VEGAS -- Markelle Fultz was helped off the court by teammates without putting pressure on his left ankle in his Las Vegas Summer League debut Saturday against the Golden State Warriors. He did not return to the game because of an ankle sprain, the team announced.
The injury occurred less than halfway through the third quarter. Fultz was chasing down Golden State's Jabari Brown for a block when he stepped on Brown's foot on the way up.
Fultz was attended to by the Sixers' athletic trainer. He looked to be grabbing his left ankle while he was on the ground.
"That's the first time I've seen it. I'm actually a little bit relieved. It didn't seem that severe," coach Brett Brown said on ESPN's broadcast after seeing replays of the injury. "I'm a little bit punch-drunk with the injuries that we've had with our first players selected over my career."
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot suffered an upper lip laceration while Brown went up for his shot. He required stitches and did not return, either. Luwawu-Cabarrot and Fultz were injured on the same play.
Joel Embiid reacted on Twitter:
Oh no no no.. don't do this to us— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 9, 2017