Philadelphia 76ers top draft Markelle Fultz sprains ankle

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Philadelphia 76ers top draft Markelle Fultz sprains ankle

Markelle Fultz and the 76ers have seemingly dodged a bullet. Fultz appeared to step on Brown's heel and roll his left ankle; he was then carried off the court and taken back to the locker room.

Fultz tried to reassure fans on Sunday.

Sixers summer league coach Lloyd Pierce said Fultz has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle and 'will be treated accordingly.' Fultz will not play Sunday, but there is no timetable for his return to action.

Second-year guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot suffered a cut lip that required stitches.

Fultz suffered the injury Saturday in the team's Summer League game against the Warriors when he landed awkwardly while trying to block a shot in the third quarter. "Again, based on the initial diagnosis, you rather hear that than something worse".

The former Washington star had eight points in 15 minutes.

Safe to say we won't be seeing Fultz in anymore Summer League games and I'd be perfectly okay if the Sixers never participated in them moving forward. "He is very confident with the basketball in his hands. It is a challenge that he has put on himself and today was one of his best efforts by far". After having first-round picks Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons all miss their entire rookie seasons - Embiid sat out his first two years and Simmons has yet to play an National Basketball Association game -the Sixers' worst fears have been staved off with Fultz's diagnosis.

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