Ben Simmons is expected to miss extended time as the team and doctors work to evaluate the extent of his injured back. The Philadelphia 76ers All-Star exited with lower back tightness in the first quarter of their 119-98 loss to the Bucks in Milwaukee on Saturday night and then missed Monday’s contest against the Atlanta Hawks because of it.
His absence has not been sitting well with the fan base and he’s being blasted for missing games following the All-Star break, even though he played in the NBA All-Star game two Sundays ago.
His sister, Liv Alice Simmons, has increasingly become enraged at the fane base and it all came out on Twitter when she unleashed a profanity laced tirade on 76ers fans.
It began here:
..and it continued:
Injuries haven’t been much of an issue for Simmons over the course of his career, as he has only missed a total of four games during his first two seasons.
The 76ers are in the midst of a tight battle for playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference, but Simmons’ health is more important right now than trying to rush him back on the court.
On the season, Simmons is averaging 16.9 points, 7.9 rebounds 8.3 assists, and a league-leading 2.2 steals per game.