Philadelphia 76ers coach, Brett Brown, announced that NBA All-Star, Ben Simmons, suffered another injury, said an ESPN report.
During the third quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Washington Wizards, Simmons sustained an injury.
The 76ers won, 107-98.
The All-Star player dislocated his kneecap.
Brown, who is frustrated over the situation, said:
“This one stings, for sure.”
His Previous Injury
Simmons sustained a back injury in the first quarter of Philadelphia’s loss in Milwaukee on February 22nd.
Brown was dismayed then and is still frustrated by the current situation of Simmons.
“We all felt like, you know, with the [coronavirus] pandemic, are we going to play again, this obviously bought time for Ben.
And had the season kept going, it was anybody’s best guess.”
Simmons teammates are worried about him.
“I don’t even remember [the injury] happening,” teammate Shake Milton said.
“I just remember him walking off to the sidelines. Yeah, it’s tough for us.”
“Ben is an incredible player, an incredible athlete. … A superhuman. So hopefully he’s able to heal super fast and get back out on the court, because we need him,” he added.
Teammate, Josh Richardson, said it is “frustrating” losing Simmons, adding:
“But that’s the way the game goes.
So we’re going to just have to have a next-man-up mentality like we’ve had all year.
Guys will pick up the slack, and when we get him back, he’ll fit back in seamlessly.
Ben is an All-Star, so he’s not going to be easy to replace, but the rest of our team will do as good of a job as we can.”
Brown said he may be frustrated and things “stings” right now, but he stays optimistic.
“In relation to sort of being incredibly down about it, I’m not.
When I think too long about it, probably, I can go there. But I feel numb to it.
I feel conditioned, that we’ve gone through this type of thing before.
There is a level of faith I have in the rest of the team that we can hold the fort until we can get hopefully him back.”