Australian and Philadephia 76ers star Ben Simmons to have more tests on his injured shoulder


Philadelphia: Australian NBA superstar Ben Simmons will undergo more tests on his injured right shoulder after X-rays came back negative.

Simmons suffered the problem in Thursday’s (AEDT) 106-104 loss to Utah Jazz after The Athletic website had reported it was a minor sprain in the AC joint.

The 23-year-old is averaging 13.1 points, 6.9 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 3.0 steals after seven games, with the Sixers losing two straight following a 5-0 start.

The NBA rookie of the year in 2017-18 and a first-time All-Star in 2018-19, Simmons owns career averages of 16.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists in 167 games (all starts).

The No.1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft out of Louisiana State University, Simmons sat out the 2016-17 season with a foot injury but has only missed four games since.

Philadelphia return to action on Saturday (AEDT) on the road against the Denver Nuggets.

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