Report: 76ers' Simmons expected to miss remainder of season
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Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons is expected to miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season after undergoing surgery to remove a loose body in his left knee, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

The 76ers say Simmons will undergo a post-surgery evaluation in approximately two weeks, according to The New York Times' Marc Stein.

Simmons left last Wednesday's contest against the Washington Wizards after injuring his left kneecap while securing a rebound. The floor general exited the league's bubble over the weekend prior to his surgery.

The loss is a significant blow to Philadelphia, as Simmons averaged 16.4 points, a team-high eight assists, and 7.8 rebounds per game. The Australian is also one of the team's top defenders, ranking first league-wide with 2.1 steals per game.

Adding to the 76ers' injury woes, All-Star center Joel Embiid is set to miss Philadelphia's upcoming matchup against the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday with a left ankle injury. However, Embiid isn't expected to be sidelined long term, according to Wojnarowski.

Report: 76ers' Simmons expected to miss remainder of season
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