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Markelle Fultz, Sixers' top pick, done for summer with ankle sprain

Markelle Fultz has signed a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.- AFP Markelle Fultz has signed a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. – AFP
Damon Campbell | 10 July, 2017, 00:56

Are the Philadelphia 76ers cursed? I plan on writing this exact same sentence in June 2018.

It turns out that the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NBA Draft has a sprained left ankle and will be on the sidelines for the rest of the Summer League games. He rolled his ankle as he attempted a chase-down block and he did not return to the game.

Although the severity of Fultz's sprain isn't yet known, the Sixers' injury misfortunes are becoming a serious speed bump in their attempts to become players in the Eastern Conference.

For only the fourth time in team history, the Sixers have signed a number one overall draft pick.

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Fultz appeared to roll his ankle in Saturday night's game and was helped to the locker room by two teammates. The Sixers nation reaction may be summed up in one tweet. In addition to point guard Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons, the 76ers also have Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid, and Dario Saric on the roster. The Warriors tried a game winning 3 pointer for the win to no avail as Golden State was led by Patrick McCaw dropping 25 points but it wasn't enough leaving the Warriors 0-1.

And, while the playoffs are certainly a goal of both the front office and the coaching staff, that young talent takes precedence in Philadelphia's plans. Now, it looks like we won't be seeing the Washington product on the court for anytime soon.

Fultz laid on the ground for about a minute, unable to get up.

While the injury likely won't keep Fultz from playing when the regular season opens in the fall, it will cost him at least a few weeks of summer league action.

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