Sixers’ Ben Simmons suffers sprained right shoulder in loss to Jazz

Matt Eppers


Published 1: 26 AM EST Nov 7, 2019

The Philadelphia 76ers welcomed one star back Wednesday night, but they lost another one in their second consecutive loss.

Ben Simmons did not play in the second half against the Jazz in Utah and was diagnosed with what the team called a mild right shoulder sprain. Simmons will be re-evaluated Thursday in Denver as the Sixers continue their road trip.

Simmons appeared to injure his shoulder in the first quarter after colliding with Utah’s Royce O’Neale in the post. Simmons passed the ball back out to the perimeter, then grabbed his shoulder and attempted to flex his arm. 

Simmons played 10 minutes total and finished with two points, two assists, one rebound and one steal. Joel Embiid returned from a two-game suspension for Philadelphia and had 27 points and 16 rebounds, but the Sixers fell 106-104 for their second consecutive loss after starting the season with five straight wins.

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