Philadelphia 76ers rumors have updated the Markelle Fultz injury situation. It is certainly bad news. A report by ESPN has just relayed the news that Fultz is out indefinitely with his shoulder injury. After a three-week rest period, Fultz will be re-evaluated, possibly with an eye on surgery. There is some slightly good news in the situation, as the 76ers did state there was no evident structural damage in his right shoulder.

The report also stated that Fultz had to have a cortisone shot in his shoulder back on Oct. 5, suggesting the problem has been there for a while.

His right shoulder has been sore for a while now and upon examination, it was revealed that Fultz has a muscle imbalance. The original hope was that he was going to be able to play through it, but it has been rumored that he was altering his shooting motion to deal with the pain.

Fultz rookie season stats

Through four games this season, Markelle Fultz had averaged 19 minutes a night for the Philadelphia 76ers. He was putting up game averages of 6.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. Fultz came off the bench in all four games, shooting just 33.3 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free throw line. There did appear to be a hitch in his shot during preseason games, but Fultz has never been a spectacular shooter.

The 76ers decided to make Fultz the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, taking him over a host of other players with high ceilings. He spent just one year at the University of Washington, averaging 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Huskies. The 19-year-old has a lot of raw talent that the 76ers’ front office felt would work naturally with their young roster.

The 2017-18 NBA season

The Philadelphia 76ers have started out the season with a 2-4 record. That includes losing four of their first five games, but the 76ers did beat the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday (Oct. 28) to get another notch in the win column. Coming up on the 76ers’ schedule, the team plays the Houston Rockets (Oct.

30), the Atlanta Hawks (Nov. 1), and the Indiana Pacers (Nov. 3).

Elsewhere around the NBA, Russell Westbrook just posted a triple-double against the Chicago Bulls, adding to his career accolades as he has a triple-double against every other franchise in the NBA. There was also a bit of a brawl in a game between the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards, leading to Draymond Green and Bradley Beal getting ejected. The Warriors would end up winning that game, 120-117.