Markelle Fultz suffers fracture, will remain sidelined indefinitely

2022-09-25 13:25

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz will undergo rehabilitation and treatment for a fracture he suffered in his toe. 

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Credit – Scanpix

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz has suffered a fracture in his big left toe. No surgery is required. He has been placed in a walking boot and his return to play will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation and treatment.

Fultz suffered the injury during a preseason workout prior to returning to Orlando and imaging confirmed the fracture.

The 24-year-old guard played in 18 games (three starts) last season with Orlando, averaging 10.8 points., 5.5 assists., 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game, while shooting 80.6% from the free throw line. He led (or tied) the team in assists seven times.

Originally selected in the first round (first overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft by Philadelphia, Fultz has appeared in 131 career NBA regular season games (86 starts) with Philadelphia and Orlando, averaging 10.9 points., 4.8 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 25 minutes.

Fultz was acquired by Orlando from Philadelphia in exchange for Jonathon Simmons, a 2020 protected first round draft pick and a 2019 second round draft pick on Feb. 7, 2019. 

Training camp for the Orlando Magic begins on Tuesday, Sep. 27 at the AdventHealth Training Center.

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