Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons Out Indefinitely with Left Knee Injury

Ben Simmons with the 76ers in 2018. Photo by Martin Cole/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons will be out indefinitely with a knee injury.

According to reports from the team’s doctors, Simmons has a subluxation of the left knee cap. He is still weighing treatment options, however, the injury is serious enough that it’s going to sideline the star player for some time. The team’s doctors could not provide a timetable for his return when asked by the press.

On the bright side, the MRI showed that Simmons does not have any ligament damage. His teammate Josh Richardson said that he has spoken to Simmons, who said that he was optimistic about potentially returning this season.

The injury comes at a terrible time for the Sixers and Simmons, who worked very hard to come back from another injury while the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Simmons was suffering from nerve impingement in his lower back earlier in the year and was able to rehab and recover from the injury successfully.

While the Sixers can go without Simmons for the remainder of the season, they are going to need him back, healthy, and ready to lead the team if they want to be competitive in the playoffs,