ESPN's Adrian Wojnarkowski reported that Fultz had fluid drained from his right shoulder.
Philadelphia Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz is reportedly planning to visit a specialist soon in hopes to fix his injured right shoulder, which has clearly been nagging him thus far.
Markelle Fultz #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers warms up prior to the first half of an National Basketball Association game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on October 21, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. That is why they were willing to trade up from the third selection in the draft with the Boston Celtics to acquire Fultz. Per Brothers' timeline, that was probably before his shoulder was drained. Brothers said Fultz wanted to play through the pain for the team. He has a great attitude. There has been no decision made yet on whether Fultz will continue to play through the injury or sit out until he can return to his proper form. "We are committed to finding a solution to get Markelle back to 100 percent". Fultz is averaging 6.0 points per game on 33% shooting and has not yet attempted a three-pointer. Fultz, who averaged 23.2 points per game in his lone season with the Huskies, has yet to see that scoring ability translate to the National Basketball Association, though it's a rather small sample size at the moment. Why is Fultz trying to "fight through the pain to help the team" during the first four games of the season?
The shoulder injury, which has continued to be referred to as right shoulder soreness, is not alarming enough for the Sixers to avoid Fultz in high contact situations. Didn't we just spend years of Embiid telling us to trust the process?
Time will tell whether Fultz can regain his form and his confidence once healthy.