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Report: Markelle Fultz’s shoulder injury fading, return anticipated soon

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 20: Markelle Fultz #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center on October 20, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Philadelphia 76ers point guard and No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz could be back on the court soon.

That’s according to the team, who told The Athletic’s Mike O’Connor on Thursday that Fultz’s shoulder injury woes are coming to an end.

Fultz has been sidelined with an aching shoulder since late October. The Washington product hasn’t played in a game since the team’s Oct. 23 win over the Detroit Pistons, 97-86.

Via Twitter:

Philadelphia has been on a tear in Fultz’s absence, going 12-7 in that time.

Fultz was previously marked as out indefinitely by the team. Nice to hear there’s some hope for his return, possibly before the new year.