NBA Rumors: 76ers Star Ben Simmons Expected To Miss Rest Of 2020 Season

You hate to see it.
Entering the NBA restart, the Philadelphia 76ers shot at a playoff run looked promising, especially with the likelihood of them seeing the Boston Celtics, a team they defeated in three of four matchups this season, in the first round of the Playoffs.
But it appears they may have to move forward with one of their most important players.
Ben Simmons, the point guard who had been playing power forward for the Sixers in the bubble, on Saturday was announced require surgery to remove a loose body from his injured left knee.
According to ESPN’s Aidrian Wojnarowski, Simmons on Monday had the surgery and now is anticipated to sit out the rest of the 2020 season.

Ben Simmons had his left knee surgery to remove a loose body in Philadelphia today and will remain there for rehab. He's expected to miss the rest of the season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 10, 2020

The news comes ahead of a tough three-game stretch against the Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets to close out the seeding games.
And to make matters worse, All-Star center Joel Embiid is out against the Suns on Tuesday after leaving Sunday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers early with a left ankle injury.
But according to Wojnarowski, there’s optimism that Embiid’s injury isn’t serious and he’ll return to play soon.

There's optimism that the Embiid ankle injury isn't serious and that he'll be back soon, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 10, 2020


We’ll see how it all shakes out.
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