Following the knee injury sustained by Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons, the Australian international is expected to miss the remainder of the season. As reported by ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Simmons underwent surgery to remove a loose body in his knee, which almost surely excludes him from the Sixers’ postseason plans.
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
Simmons put together an All-Star worthy year in his third professional season, averaging 16.4 points, 8 assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game while serving as the Sixers’ primary playmaker.
Projected as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference following their acquisition of Al Horford this past offseason, Philly has dealt with floor-spacing and chemistry issues all season, currently sitting at sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
The injury sustained by Simmons is the latest in a string of unfortunate incidents in the NBA bubble, with Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac re-injuring his knee with a torn ACL, and Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr suffering a torn meniscus.