Sixers' top rookie Fultz goes down with ankle sprain

Sixers Sign 2017 First Overall Pick Markelle Fultz

"Markelle Fultz possesses elite basketball skills, instincts and talent which prompted us to move up to No. 1 and add him to our talented young core of players". He was helped off the floor as an all-too familiar feeling of Deja Vu swarmed over Philadelphia, just as it has over and over again during the team's relentless attempt to realize the dream of "The Process".

'We'll be as cautious as we can, making sure he's healthy, ' Pierce said.

"Can't feel great, a guy going down, actually two players going down on the same play", Colangelo told Shelburne. "I haven't heard anything [more]".

Fultz suffered the injury Saturday in the team's Summer League game against the Warriors when he landed awkwardly while trying to block a shot in the third quarter.

Fultz was a member of the 2016 Team USA Under-18 team that won the FIBA Americas World Championships last July.

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There's no word yet on the extent of the injury, though it seems as if he will be unable to return to the game. Joel Embiid? Missed all of his first two seasons. And then was out for the season and underwent minor knee surgery.

Noel missed his entire rookie season while recovering from an ACL injury while Embiid did so as well because of a foot injury.

But the fact that Sixers fans will now have to wait before seeing their draft night prize back in action may be the worst of it.

"I'm a little relieved (looking at the replay of the injury)".

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