76ers rookie Fultz out indefinitely with shoulder injury

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz will be sidelined indefinitely with the right shoulder injury that has hampered his early season play, the team announced Sunday.

It's not unprecedented for the 76ers to draft a player first overall only to watch him miss extended time in his first year.

Dr. Kibler confirmed that there is no structural impairment to Fultz's shoulder.

Fultz traveled to Kentucky on Saturday to meet with shoulder specialist Dr. Fultz will be evaluated again in three weeks. Philadelphia has a history of redshirting its rookies due to injury. He showed flashes of his talent, but ultimately the story surrounding him was of his shoulder injury, which caused him to drastically change his shooting form, resulting in a horrid scene from the free throw line and him essentially refusing to take jumpers in the flow of the game.

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People close to Fultz, including his personal trainer, say Fultz changed his shot because of the discomfort in his shoulder.

He has shot just 33.3 percent from the field so far this season and has not attempted a three-point shot.

Fultz averaged 23.2 points in his one and only college season at Washington. Part of the reason Philadelphia was a popular playoff pick had to do with the 76ers drafting him.

The best thing for Fultz would be to stop playing until he's fully healthy. Philadelphia felt Fultz, with his outside shooting ability, was the flawless player to pair with Simons in the backcourt.