There is a chance that Philadelphia 76ers’ fans will have to wait until next season to see All-Star guard Ben Simmons in action once again. Simmons, who is currently out due to back issues, told reporters on Wednesday that he can’t confirm whether he’ll play again in 2019/20.
76ers also issued an update about Simmons’ health, saying that the player will be evaluated again in three weeks.
Simmons hurt his back during a February 22nd game against Milwaukee Bucks, and has been rehabbing since. And while he is making progress, the 23-year-old is still far from being 100 percent.
“I can’t give you dates or a timeline,” Simmons told reporters. “I’m doing well. Rehab has been great. Progressing, staying in there and doing what I can to come back 100 percent.”
Ben Simmons had a solid season so far, but he hasn’t exactly made a leap that everyone expected him to make in his third season in NBA. Simmons is currently averaging 16.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 8.2 assists per game, which is in line with his numbers from previous years.
It doesn’t help that 76ers also played underwhelming basketball as a team, sitting at 39-26 record at the moment. This is enough for the sixth spot in the East, which is more than disappointing for a team that had NBA title aspirations this season.