Fultz was diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome on Tuesday, an injury that impacts nerves between the neck and shoulder, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Fultz has been meeting with specialists for the past few weeks, and they've finally managed to make a diagnosis. This type of injury causes unusual movements and alters range of motion, which ultimately has been limiting Fultz's ability to shoot. However, TOS can be treated through physical therapy, which figures to be the next step. The 76ers are hopeful that Fultz will make a return in 3-to-6 weeks, but he's been ruled out indefinitely for now, per Wojnarowski.
Fultz (shoulder) will continue seeing specialists through early next week, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Fultz has met with specialists twice this week, and the process will continue into next week. There hasn't been word of any results at this point, so it remains unclear what the exact issue is and when we might be able to expect Fultz back on the court. He won't play Friday against the Wizards and it seems unlikely he'll play Sunday against the Grizzlies. Fultz should be tentatively questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, but it wouldn't be surprising if he was held out. That said, even if he's deemed healthy, the relationship between the Sixers and Fultz seems damaged. It's no guarantee that he'll remain a member of the team for the whole year and it's possible he's held out until a trade is made.
Fultz (shoulder) will meet with specialists twice during the upcoming week, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Fultz saga has been well-documented, and this latest twist brings the second-year guard to New York, where he'll meet with specialists on Monday, and then again later in the week. Per Wojnarowski, any sort of resolution isn't expected until closer to the end of the week, and if doctors determine that something is structurally wrong with Fultz's shoulder, he could end up missing significantly more time. As of now, it's safe to rule Fultz out of Wednesday's home game against the Knicks, and it would be a surprise if he's available Friday against the Wizards. On top of the possible shoulder issue, reports last week suggested that Fultz's camp would prefer a fresh start elsewhere, so it remains to be seen whether he and the Sixers can mend their relationship.
Fultz (shoulder) is also dealing with a right wrist injury and would like to be traded, Sam Amick of The Athletic reports.
It was already reported that Fultz was going to be away from the 76ers to have his shoulder further examined, but it now appears that a right wrist injury is also hampering his shooting stroke both from deep and the free throw line. On top of all of that, the situation between he and Philadelphia appears to have soured, but given Fultz's current trade value, the 76ers may not be too inclined to deal the former No. 1 overall pick right away. Fultz's time away from the team, however, looks like he could go beyond just one week.
Fultz will see a shoulder specialist early next week and will be away from the team until he is evaluated, David Aldridge of The Athetlic reports.
Fultz's struggles have continued this season, and prior to Tuesday's news, it appeared he was on the verge of losing his spot in the rotation to T.J. McConnell. However, Fultz will now be completely out of the lineup until further testing is done on his shoulder that plagued him for nearly all of his rookie season. In his absence, T.J. McConnell should now be in line for plenty of minutes as the backup point guard to Ben Simmons.
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