By Harry Allison
Sixers rookie point guard Markelle Fultz, who has been out with a shoulder injury, has made progress but will be out for at least two to three more weeks, the team said.
Fultz, the first overall pick in the 2017 draft, was examined today by Dr. Ben Kibler, the medical director of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky at the Lexington Clinic, for soreness and scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder, the team said. The team shut down Fultz on Oct. 29 to give the injury time to heal.
The team said the soreness is dissipating and the muscle balance is improving.
Fultz will continue with physiotherapy and begin progressing toward full basketball activities, the team said. He’ll be re-evaluated in approximately two to three weeks.
Fultz’s shooting woes have been underscored by an altered shooting motion that has made some wonder whether the shooting tweak led to the shoulder injury or the shoulder injury forced him to change his shot.