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The Philadelphia 76ers have announced that rookie point guard Markelle Fultz is no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder and the scapular muscle imbalance is resolved.
Fultz has been sidelined since Oct. 25. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft was conducting his rehabilitation work at the Shoulder Center of Kentucky under the supervision of surgeon Ben Kibler, but is back with the team now.
The Sixers say rookie guard Markelle Fultz is no longer experiencing soreness in his right shoulder and the scapular muscle imbalance is resolved. The 76ers medical team will gauge his readiness in three weeks.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) December 9, 2017
Fultz was averaging 6.0 points while shooting 33.3 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from the free throw line before the team decided to shut him down. He will continue ongoing physical therapy and maintenance, while participating in increased strength and conditioning training and elevated on-court basketball activities.
The Sixers will re-evaluate Fultz in three weeks.