Sixers beat Wizards; lose Simmons in the process

Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards
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By KYW Newsradio 1060

UPDATED: 4:13 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 76ers beat the Wizards 107-98 Wednesday night — but Ben Simmons didn’t finish the game because of an injury to his left knee.
On Thursday afternoon, the team announced the subluxation of Simmons’ left knee cap. Treatment options are being considered. Other outlets reported an MRI of his knee showed there was no ligament damage, but that the kneecap had been partially dislocated.

I’m told Ben Simmons did not suffer any ligament damage in his left kneeHe had a subluxation of knee cap. I’m told the knee cap slid in and out of placeTreatment options are being decided, which will determine amount of time he misses

— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 6, 2020

Simmons appeared to aggravate it in the third quarter while grabbing an offensive rebound. He started to flex the knee, and then he went to the locker room.

Simmons played just under 23 minutes, scoring eight points on two of 10 from the floor — and even attempted a three very early in the game.

The Sixers have five more seeding games through Aug. 14 before the playoffs begin.

Simmons is out with no timetable at the present time.