Ben Simmons leaves match midway against Washington Wizards

Ben Simmons leaves match midway against Washington Wizards

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons left the floor during a game between Philadelphia and Washington Wizards on Thursday (IST) following an injury on his left knee. Simmons could only score 8 points along with six rebounds and four assists before departing from the game.

The injury occurred during the third quarter when Simmons while attempting an offensive rebound. In doing that the point guard sustained a knee injury as he wobbled towards the team locker with the help of the staff and other players. 

He left the floor with just six minutes of play left in the third quarter of the contest. One of the Philadelphia inquirers also reported that the 24-year-old guard wouldn’t return in the other matches.  

However, after the match, Adrian Wojnarowski of the ESPN confirmed that there were no signs of swelling or pain in his knee after Simmons left the floor. He also confirmed that Simmons’ injury update of Simmons is encouraging as he posted on his Twitter handle: 

The two-time All-Star Simmons has been averaging 16.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 8.1 assists in over 20.67 minutes per game. His current status has been marked as day-to-day for the side’s upcoming fixtures. 

Philadelphia still defeated Washington Wizards 107-98 as Joel Embiid scored 30 points (11 rebounds and 3 assists) while Tobias Harris scored 17 points along with 6 rebounds and 2 assists. 76ers are scheduled to face Orlando Magic in their next game on Saturday.