76ers G Out Indefinitely With Thoracic Irritation

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Sixers guard Markelle Fultz was diagnosed with "thoracic outlet syndrome" on Tuesday.

Fultz was the No. 1 pick of the 2017 draft.

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

This story is long but certainly worth the read. The 20-year old guard has not appeared in a game since the team's November 19th win against the Phoenix Suns, after which he was evaluated by multiple specialists.

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Markelle (Fultz) has been diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, (TOS), a physical injury. Also Visit our dedicated basketball section for the latest news, rumors, and analysis.

Despite the youngster's well-documented injury issues, Stephen A. Smith went on to suggest that Fultz's problems go much further than the shoulder injury that is now keeping him sidelined.

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His agent maintains that Fultz's shooting struggles, which only really started once he entered the National Basketball Association, stem from this injury and that it is not a "mental problem", as some have suggested, according to ESPN. Brothers said Fultz will do his rehab in Los Angeles. Something is physically wrong. In 19 games this season, Fultz has shot 41.9 per cent from the field, 28.6 per cent (4-for-14) from three-point range and 56.8 per cent from the foul line while averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists.