Sixers No. 1 pick Ben Simmons injures foot in practice; Philadelphia the ‘most cursed’ franchise in NBA

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Just as everything’s falling into place for the Philadelphia 76ers, it seems like the team got itself in deep trouble, again. This year’s no. 1 pick Ben Simmons got himself in a bad situation after suffering a broken right foot on Friday during the team’s practice.

“Ben Simmons rolled his right ankle during the final scrimmage of the team’s 2016 Training Camp at Stockton University earlier today,” the team said in a statement.

“After receiving an X-ray and MRI of the foot and ankle … it was determined that Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot.”

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According to Philly.com, the Australia native’s skills when it comes to passing the ball impressed coaches and teammates in both the Utah and Las Vegas summer leagues. The rookie has also worked vigorously on his body to achieve 250 lbs.

Coach Brown also had the rookie play in almost every positions but more often in the point guard position.

Daily News Sports said that the incident wasn’t the first catastrophe that hit the Sixers because in 2013 the team acquired Nerlens Noel from a trade who was then recovering from an ACL injury, did not see any action in his first year and missed the entire season.

The following year, the Sixers had drafted Kansas center Joel Embiid with the third pick without knowing that he would also miss the entire 2014-2015 season as well as last year’s season due to a broken navicular bone in his right foot.

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Jahlil Okafor was able to start last season but cut short after 53 games when he suffered a knee injury.

Meanwhile, there is no timetable yet for the return of the no. 1 pick Ben Simmons. So, the only question here would be, is the 76ers the most cursed franchise in the NBA?

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