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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 >
Jeff Goodman | ESPN Insider | 1:43 PM
“I’m making it official,” Simmons said late Sunday night.
The 6-foot-10 Australian averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game this past season for the Tigers, who finished a disappointing 19-14 overall and 11-7 in the SEC, failing to make the NCAA tournament.
LSU declined an invitation to play in the NIT.
Simmons entered the season as the top freshman in the country and was the only player to average more than 19 points, 11 rebounds and four assists.
According to numerous NBA executives, Simmons is expected to be taken either first or second in the June 23 NBA draft.