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NBA: Shoulder injury to sideline Sixers’ Simmons

WASHINGTON – The NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers will be without Ben Simmons for at least one game and maybe more after the Australian guard sprained his right shoulder in a loss to the Utah Jazz.

Simmons departed before halftime of Wednesday’s defeat. He had received a pass in the post and spun right when his right shoulder hit the chest of Utah’s Royce O’Neale.

Simmons immediately grabbed his shoulder and after briefly re-entering the game departed with 5:20 left in the second quarter.

The Philadelphia Inquirer cited a league source in reporting that tests revealed a grade one sprain in Simmons’ shoulder.

The all-star guard will miss Friday’s game against the Nuggets in Denver, and Yahoo Sports reported he will likely miss a Sunday match against the Charlotte Hornets and Tuesday’s home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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