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76ers: Markelle Fultz out at least another three weeks

Philadelphia 76ers Media Day

CAMDEN, NJ - SEPTEMBER 25: Markelle Fultz #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers poses for a portrait during the Philadelphia 76ers Media Day on September 25, 2017 at the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex in Camden, New Jersey.NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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76ers president Bryan Colangelo said a couple days ago “the end is near” for Markelle Fultz’s absence.

This isn’t what anyone else would describe as near.

Jessica Camerato of NBC Sports Philadelphia:

If Fultz’s soreness is gone and his muscle imbalance is resolved, what’s the holdup? He was still working out while not playing games. He should be in decent shape. Does he need to rebuild strength in his shoulder? That could be reasonable, though, again, it doesn’t fit the tone of Colangelo’s prior comments.

Fultz’s injury has sabotaged his jumper, a key component of his game. It’s worth doing whatever it takes, including sitting him as long as necessary, to get him right.

But Philadelphia should also better communicate injury status, a long-running issue with the franchise.