Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is leaving the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida to undergo surgery for a loose body floating in his left knee. Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news today.
After consultation with the 76ers‘ medical staff and several specialists, Ben Simmons is leaving the NBA campus to remove a loose body in his left knee. https://t.co/xzxST5tTe6— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 8, 2020
The guard was diagnosed with a knee cap issue two days ago.
MRI showed no ligament damage for Simmons, but subluxation of the left knee cap. Both sides are collectively working on treatment options. https://t.co/W1cRC0V8Rz— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 6, 2020
Simmons has averaged 16.4 points, 8.0 assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game for the Sixers this season, along with a league-leading 2.1 steals.
The Portland Trail Blazers face the 76ers on Sunday afternoon.