Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Sixers' Markelle Fultz Might Be Done For Season With Shoulder Injury

Sixers' Markelle Fultz Might Be Done For Season With Shoulder Injury

Fultz was the top pick from last summer, following a one-and-done tenure at Washington where he exploded on the scene as an offensive-savvy guard that was expected to captain the 76ers offense and create scoring for the other players on the court.

In a discussion with reporters today, Colangelo said there is now no timeline for Fultz's return and added the guard could be back in days or could miss the rest of the season.

Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo said Friday before the team plays the New Orleans Pelicans that Fultz is progressing in his recovery but with uncertainty. "Paint shots. Perimeter shots are where you kind of draw a line".

Fultz has been sidelined since October with a shoulder injury that has limited him to four games this season. All those things. That's the part that's a little bit of an unknown for us and our medical team. Then on January 2, the team announced Fultz had been cleared to begin the final stage of his "return-to-play program".

Fultz was captured practicing jump shots left-handed in early November, but Colangelo classified his current shooting range as "within the paint".

A day later, the 76ers announced that Fultz would be shut down for at least three games.

Fultz's shooting motion was noticeably altered at the start of the season, leading to speculation about whether the change in his motion was due to the injury or whether the change led to the injury. If not, we will wait until he's ready to participate, and help, and put him in a position to succeed.

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