Ben Simmons out for 76ers-Nuggets, reportedly likely to miss two additional games
Ben Simmons injured his shoulder yesterday.
Serena Winters of NBC Sports Philadelphia:
Ben Simmons is OUT for tomorrow’s game against Denver:— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) November 7, 2019
Today’s evaluation confirmed a Grade 1 AC joint sprain in his right shoulder.
He will be re-evaluated this weekend prior to Sunday’s game vs. Charlotte.
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:
Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is likely to miss the next three games with a Grade 1 AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 7, 2019
By discussing Simmons’ absence in terms of games rather than weeks, this sounds like good news. The injury could’ve been worse.
Philadelphia’s upcoming schedule:
The 76ers have been relying on Josh Richardson at point guard when Simmons rests. That’s a lot on the plate of Richardson, who’s more of a wing.
Philadelphia also has Raul Neto and Trey Burke. It might be time to trust Neto with a bigger role and maybe even Burke will a role at all.