NBA.com staff reports | Oct 2, 2016 6:41 PM ET

After word spread Friday that Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons broke his foot, comes word that his injured foot will require surgery according to ESPN.

The No. 1 overall pick is expected to miss about three months according to the report.

Simmons was injured Friday during the final training camp scrimmage at Stockton University in New Jersey. The Sixers said Simmons rolled an ankle, and X-rays and an MRI revealed a fractured fifth metatarsal bone.

Simmons’ injury is the latest blow to a franchise that has been beset in recent years by injuries to their players. Joel Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in 2014, has yet to play because of surgeries on his right foot. Nerlens Noel missed his rookie year in 2013 with a torn ACL. Jahlil Okafor had his rookie season cut short with season-ending More >