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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.