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Reports: Sixers' Simmons to have surgery on left knee

Field Level Media
09 Aug 2020, 04:40 GMT+10

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee, multiple outlets reported Saturday.

The 24-year-old guard/forward will leave the NBA bubble for a procedure to remove a loose body from the knee, ESPN reported.

A timetable for his recovery and information regarding his potential return for the playoffs were not immediately available.

Simmons sustained a partially dislocated left kneecap during Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando.

The two-time All-Star got hurt midway through the third quarter. He was shown walking gingerly as he exited the arena shortly before the end of Philadelphia's 107-98 triumph.

Simmons had eight points, six rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes on Wednesday. He is averaging 16.4 points, 8.0 assists and 7.8 rebounds in 57 games this season.

Philadelphia (42-27) entered Saturday's play tied with the Indiana Pacers for fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers have four games remaining in the bubble, starting Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers.

--Field Level Media

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