76ers announce update on Markelle Fultz

76ers G Markelle Fultz has recently completed a thorough series of consultations with specialists across several disciplines. Thoracic outlet syndrome, which involves compression or irritation in the thoracic outlet (area between lower neck and upper chest), was identified.

Physical therapy was recommended for Fultz before returning to play.

Fultz, 20, will begin this physical therapy immediately, is out indefinitely, and further updates will be provided as appropriate.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Fultz is expected to miss three to six weeks. Fultz’s agent Raymond Brothers told ESPN that Fultz will rehab away from the team in Los Angeles.

The second-year player, on advice from his agent, has not played or practiced with the team in two weeks. He last played on November 19 in the Sixers 119-114 victory over the Suns.

Fultz, who was the number one overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, is averaging 8.2 PPG, 3.1 APG, 3.7 RPG in 19 games this season.

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