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Ben Simmons confirms clean CT scan on injured foot

“Green check. We live.”

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

There’s finally some good news on the Ben Simmons injury front. Simmons himself has confirmed a CT scan taken on his foot on Tuesday had indeed come back clean.

We’ll take you through the timeline of today’s events for a little background info.

Early Tuesday morning, Howard Eskin reported Simmons would undergo a CT scan to determine if his broken right foot was fully healed. It was his first publicly known scan since Feb. 23.

Later in the afternoon, Simmons posted a tweet seemingly alluding to the scan going well.

Simmons officially confirmed the news with this video.

“Obviously I had my scan today,” Simmons said. “Green check. We live. I’m looking forward to getting back on the court, and I’m looking forward to a big season with the Sixers.”

This news comes three months later than anticipated, but it should be a sigh of relief that Simmons is firing on all cylinders going into the summer. The next step for the 20-year-old would be to participate in five-on-five scrimmages, and ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported he is cleared to do so. Windhorst also mentioned that Simmons is not expected to play in Summer League, something he also reported on television back in February.

Head coach Brett Brown said on Tuesday that it “would be good” if Simmons played Summer League, but stated its not a prerequisite for him to be ready for the 2017-18 season.

Regardless of how the season plays out this summer, all signs point to Simmons actually putting on a Sixers jersey in October.

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