Due to swelling in his left elbow, which the Sixers say is not serious, Ben Simmons will miss his first game of the 2017-2018 season tomorrow night against the Orlando Magic. According to Kyle Neubeck, the Sixers say Simmons hurt his elbow at this point of Wednesday’s Trailblazers game:
Sixers say Simmons likely sustained elbow injury at 6:22 mark of the 4th on Wednesday. This is what that sequence looks like. pic.twitter.com/W3VBWo6Qy5— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) November 24, 2017
Thought the view is partially obstructed, it looks like Simmons bangs his elbow when he does his turn around move. After calling for a foul, Simmons seems to be keeping his arm bent before grabbing it in a show of at least discomfort.
The Sixers say Simmons will be re-evaluated on Sunday.