Sixers rookie Markelle Fultz helped off floor after spraining ankle

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz was helped off the court after rolling his left ankle in the team’s summer league game against the Golden State Warriors Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Fultz was diagnosed with a sprained ankle, Sixers president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

“We will treat him accordingly and be as cautious as we can, making sure he is healthy,” 76ers summer league coach Lloyd Pierce said. “We will know [more] once we get some treatment on him. I haven’t heard anything [more].”

Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, was ruled out for the rest of the game, as was second-year guard Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, who suffered an upper lip laceration and had to be stitched up.

“Can’t feel great, a guy going down, actually two players going down on the same play,” Colangelo told Shelburne. “Again, based on the initial diagnosis, you rather hear that than something worse.”

Fultz was attempting to block a drive in the third quarter by Warriors guard Jabari Brown when Fultz jumped

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19930271/philadelphia-76ers-markelle-fultz-helped-floor-rolling-ankle-summer-league-game

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