Markelle Fultz’s Agent Revises Shoulder Injury Comments

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What’s the follow-up to a Woj bomb? Is it a Woj amendment? A Woj alteration?

Tonight, ESPN’s NBA insider updated his earlier story about Markelle Fultz’s shoulder injury with a redone quote from the rookie’s agent. It was initially reported that the Sixers’ rookie guard had fluid drained from his shoulder and was having issues raising his arm to properly shoot the ball. Fultz had allegedly tried to play through the pain to help the team.

That quote was updated:

“He had a cortisone shot on Oct. 5, which means fluid was put into his shoulder — not taken out,” agent Raymond Brothers told ESPN on Tuesday night. “My intention earlier was to let people know that he’s been experiencing discomfort. We will continue to work with (Sixers general manager) Bryan Colangelo and the medical staff.”

That’s the correct story, according to those with knowledge of the situation.

Fultz’s shoulder soreness was first made public on October 5th, the day he received the shot. That was the only day he was officially listed on the Sixers injury report. Fultz did not play the following day in the preseason game against the Celtics.

After receiving second opinions on the injury, the Sixers medical staff decided that physical therapy was the best course of action and determined that it was not necessary to hold him out from regular season action.

We’ll get some more information Wednesday at the morning shootaround.

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6 Responses

  1. Shocking. The Worst organization in sports-non Browns division–drafts ANOTHER guy that can’t get on the court.

    This is so fucking funny.
    The 76ers are losers and will win nothing.
    What fuckwad drafted this schmucks?
    And what asswipe buys tickets to these games.

  3. Whats the backstory here? PLEASE someone ask WHEN and HOW this occured? Was it know BEFORE he was drafted or happened prior/or AT training camp/Practice… PLEASE someone be a journalist. I have no credentials, or I would… Thank you. (That is all)

  4. Need to hold him out for a few weeks or until he is healthy. He is 19 years old. People need to relax. He is going to be a great player. Right now, it is not doing him or the team any good to have him playing hurt.

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