Ben Simmons does not have the Coronavirus.
He has a nerve impingement in his lower back and hasn’t played since coming out of the Milwaukee road game on February 22nd. After missing seven games, we got this update today:
UPDATE ON BEN SIMMONS:
MARCH 11, 2020 – Ben Simmons (nerve impingement, lower back) continues to progress in his rehabilitation. He is receiving daily treatment and is gradually increasing the activities in his strength and conditioning program.
He will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
*Ben will be available to the media this evening at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the press conference area at The Center.
Three weeks take us to April 1st, so he’ll miss the ten remaining games in March. Beyond that, you’re looking at an April 3rd game in Washington, then home games on the 5th and 7th before the Sixers go on that three game road swing to San Antonio, New Orleans, and Memphis.