Markelle Fultz out indefinitely with shoulder injury

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz will be sidelined indefinitely with the right shoulder injury that has hampered his early season play, the team announced Sunday.

Fultz visited several specialists and there is no structural damage in the shoulder. He is set to be re-evaluated in three weeks.

PHILADELPHIA - The 76ers find themselves involved in another injury controversy with a first... After Brothers told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday that Fultz received a cortisone shot on October 5, the Sixers announced they would be holding Fultz out for the team's next three games. He spent just one year at the University of Washington, averaging 23.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Huskies. He did not attempt a 3-pointer and was 6 of 12 from the foul line.

The report also stated that Fultz had to have a cortisone shot in his shoulder back on October 5, suggesting the problem has been there for a while.

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Markelle Fultz will take more time before he returns to the court.

Fultz has been hampered by his shoulder all season.

The best thing for Fultz would be to stop playing until he's fully healthy. Joel Embiid missed his first two seasons due to various foot and knee injuries.

The 76ers traded with the Boston Celtics to get the overall No. 1 pick and draft Fultz.