The basketball star playing in the Philadelphia 76ers, Ben Simmons will be absent for at least 2 weeks with his back injury.
A look at his background:
Benjamin David Simmons (1996) is an Australian professional basketball star in the Philadelphia 76ers team in NBA (National Basketball Association). He played college basketball for a season with Tigers from Louisiana State University (LSU), then he was voted the first team of All-American Allman and USBWA National Freshman of the Year. Simmons was chosen with the first overall selection in the 2016 NBA Draft of 76ers. After being sidelined for a year due to an injured right leg, he was named NBA rookie of the year in 2018. Simmons received his first All-Star selection in 2019.
Simmons attended Box Hill Middle School before moving to the United States to attend Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. During his only season at university, LSU began the season with high expectations but did not qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Simmons left school to participate in the NBA draft, becoming the first choice born in Melbourne (after Andrew Bogut and Kyrie Irving) after 11 years. Simmons is the son of an American father, Dave, who plays professional basketball in Australia. A dual citizen of Australia and the United States, Simmons played for the Australian national team.
The basketball star competing at Philadelphia 76ers will be out for at least two weeks with his back injury, according to The Atlantic journalist Shams.
After a game against Milwaukee Bucks not long ago, Ben Simmons showed signs of overload on his back after nearly 5 minutes of play. Immediately, the medical team had to conduct tests to detect in time before the team’s superstar entered the most difficult phase of the NBA 2019-20 season, Playoffs.
Head coach 76ers, Mr. Bruce Brown shared that he had known that there was something wrong prior to the rebound situation of Ben Simmons throughout the rehearsal, he landed and expressed signs of discomfort. Soon after that, Ben Simmons had to directly head to the medical area to check. and verify.
Up to now, Ben Simmons has made 54 appearances for 76ers in the NBA 2019-20 season. The player born in 1996 has a performance of 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.2 assists with a basketball shot rate of 58.5%, 33.3% from outside the arc and 62.7% from the free-throw position.
Ben Simmons is an important factor in the achievement of 36-22 of 76ers at the present time, the team from Philadelphia also has its 5th place in the Eastern Rankings. If the 24-year-old’s injury situation affects the team’s performance, Bruce Brown must surely find an extremely fast alternative during this time.
There is plenty of news about the departure of either Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid at the end of this season if the 76ers are unable to win any titles. If this becomes true, it will be no small loss for Philadelphia 76ers with future plans and the elevating career of the basketball star.
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