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Aussies in NBA: Simmons undergoes foot procedure to speed healing up
It looks like Ben Simmons' foot is not healing as well as expected, and the Philadelphia 76ers have taken steps to ensure his recovery is on track.
The Sixers announced earlier today that Simmons has undergone a procedure, as a means to stimulate bone growth and accelerate the healing process. The recovery window is short, as the team has announced that Simmons should be expected to resume training by the end of this week.
According to Keith Pompey of The Philly Inquirer, bone marrow was injected into Ben Simmons' right foot in New York, and is one method of treating fractures that are not healing well.
The team is taking every precaution to make sure Simmons is fully recovered before he makes his official NBA debut. "... there was always the outside chance it didn’t happen because there wasn’t complete or full healing. We didn’t want to put him at risk for a re-fracture,” said 76ers GM Bryan Colangelo last week.
In other news, Andrew Bogut has officially been waived by the Sixers, and is looking towards contender destinations including Cleveland, Houston, San Antonio or Boston, via Shams Charania of The Vertical.