Ben Simmons Injury: Updates on 76ers Forward’s Foot and Return

January 18th, 2017 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons is continuing his recovery from foot surgery he underwent to repair a Jones fracture, which has held him out of every regular-season game in 2016-17.

It is currently unclear when he'll make his NBA debut. 

Continue for updates.

Latest on Simmons' Timeline to Debut Wednesday, Jan. 18 Simmons may make his NBA debut "shortly after" the NBA All-Star break, according to's Chris Haynes. The All-Star break concludes on Feb. 19. However, there is still a chance Simmons sits out the entire season, per Haynes. 

Brown Debunks Rumors of Simmons' Return Wednesday, Jan. 18 Head coach Brett Brown told the media there is "no chance" that Simmons will be ready to play by Jan. 27, when the 76ers host the Houston Rockets.

Some believed Simmons would make his debut that day after ESPN bumped the Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls game for Philadelphia's matchup against Houston, per 76ers director of public relations Michael Preston.

Simmons did his part to build some excitement, too:

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