Markelle Fultz out indefinitely with shoulder injury

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He is set to be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz will be sidelined indefinitely with the right shoulder injury that has hampered his early season play, the team announced Sunday. That includes losing four of their first five games, but the 76ers did beat the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday (Oct. 28) to get another notch in the win column.

Now, it's 2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz who's going to miss time due to an injury.

Ben Kibler of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky and two Major League Baseball team doctors, the consensus opinion on Fultz's shoulder is that there is no structural damage.

Dr. Kibler confirmed that there is no structural impairment to Fultz's shoulder. This isn't particularly shocking news as while Fultz was out on the court, he looked extremely uncomfortable.

People close to Fultz, including his personal trainer, say Fultz changed his shot because of the discomfort in his shoulder. Ben Simmons missed all of last season with a broken foot.

T.J. McConnell has already shown great use of Fultz's minutes at point guard, and it's likely McConnell will continue to play an increased role while Fultz is in recovery. It doesn't appear that Fultz's injury is as grievous as the other's, but you just never know with the 76ers.

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