Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz had fluid drained from his right shoulder and is planning to visit a specialist.
“Markelle had a shoulder injury and fluid drained out of the back of his shoulder,” said Fultz’s agent Raymond Brothers, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “He literally cannot raise up his arms to shoot the basketball. He decided to try and fight through the pain to help the team. He has a great attitude. We are committed to finding a solution to get Markelle back to 100 percent.”
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The 76ers and Fultz have not made a determination on whether or not Fultz will miss any games. Fultz’s agent said that the rookie had the shoulder drained prior to start of the regular season.
Fultz has struggled to shoot the ball so far this season. He is only shooting 33 percet from the floor and 50 percent at the free throw line. He has played an average of 19 minutes per game in the Sixers’ first 4 games.
Fultz starred at the University of Washington as a true freshman last year and was the No. 1 pick in the 2o17 NBA Draft.
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