Updated: February 17, 12:30 a.m. ET
Ben Simmons’ fractured foot might not yet be fully healed, and his next CT scan is scheduled for Feb. 23.
According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Simmons’ previous foot scan on Jan. 23 showed that an inside portion of the bone was not fully healed, which explains why Simmons has yet to make his regular-season debut.
That’s not aligned with the Sixers’ update from Jan. 24, which stated Simmons’ recovery was progressing on schedule â?? although the team has neither said the foot is “fully healed” nor given an official timetable for his return.
ESPN reported last month, citing sources, that the foot had “completely healed.”
Later Thursday evening, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo revealed that Simmons will undergo a CT scan next Thursday as part of the following statement:
“We continue to monitor the recovery of Ben’s injury and are employing a conservative and thoughtful approach to his rehabilitative program, basing his return to full basketball activity on the advice and direction of medical professionals,” Colangelo said. “His next CT scan is scheduled for Feb. 23, after which our medical team will thoroughly review …
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