Ben Simmons will leave the bubble to undergo knee surgery


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Ben Simmons will leave the bubble to undergo knee surgery

The 24-year-old base will have to undergo surgery and will be discharged indefinitely.

Ben simmons will have to undergo surgery for the discomfort in his left knee that arose in the encounter between Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards. The Australian will withdraw from the bubble of the NBA in Orlando and his recovery time is indefinite, according to ESPN.

The point guard had suffered a kneecap dislocation with no ligament damage in Wednesday’s game against the Wizards after obtaining an offensive rebound in the third quarter. He did not re-enter the game and missed the crossing against Orlando.

While he’s not ruled out for the playoffs, Brett Brown will have to figure out how to get to final stages without Simmons, as he won’t be able to join in the first round. Even so, in the test they had against the Magic, the increase in minutes for Alec Burks was positive (he finished with 21 points in the game that ended in victory).

This is the 2016 Draft No. 1’s second injury of the season. The Australian had already had back problems in February that would have caused him to miss the entire course, but was able to recover before the restart. However, luck again left him out of the definition stage.

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