By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia 76ers have suffered a major blow to their playoff chances. In fact, one of their stars may miss the second stanza in the season.
Ben Simmons has left the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida. He will undergo surgery after having a loose body in his left knee.
As a result of the operation, Simmons will likely miss the playoffs. If the 76ers do anything in the playoffs, they’ll have to rely heavily on Joel Embiid.
Simmons was injured in a game earlier this week against the Washington Wizards. A timetable for his recovery is not known at this time.
According to sources, the loose body came from a left patella subluxation that he suffered in the game against the Wizards.
In the league’s restart, the 76ers began using Simmons at power forward. Before the shutdown, he was the team’s point guard.
With the move by head coach Brett Brown, Shake Milton was entered into the starting lineup. Al Horford — who was the team’s marquee free agent signee — has been coming off of the bench in Orlando.