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Ben Simmons forced to leave game vs. Wizards with injury

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The Sixers haven’t gotten off a great start in Disney World and an injury to one of their All-Stars won’t help matters.

Ben Simmons left Wednesday’s game against the Wizards with a left knee injury and did not return, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Serena Winters. Simmons appeared to favor the leg on an entry pass to Al Horford late in the third quarter.

Simmons could be seen walking gingerly to the locker room for further examination. A few moments later, we saw GM Elton Brand walk into the locker room.

There is some positive news, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 24-year-old has had a tough start in the NBA’s official return but is integral to the Sixers’ possible playoff success. Simmons is one of the most dangerous players in the NBA in transition and is a legitimate Defensive Player of the Year candidate.

We’ll have more updates on Simmons’ injury as they’re provided.

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