Philadelphia's Ben Simmons will undergo an MRI on his lower back on Sunday, league source tells ESPN. He was definitely in some pain tonight after game vs. Bucks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 23, 2020
Well this sucks. After everything started to feel like it was going to turnaround and the Sixers were full steam ahead, Ben Simmons now has a lower back issue that requires an MRI. MRI’s are never good. MRI’s though, I feel come back negative for the most part so I’m not ready to freak out yet. This same back issue kept him out against the Nets on Thursday.
He went back to the locker room today vs the Bucks and didn’t return.
Ben Simmons will not return. He irritated his lower back. #Sixers
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) February 23, 2020
As a guy who throws out his back once every two years I can promise you lower back issues are nothing to laugh at. Imagine being rendered incapable of walking. You look like a walking question mark. That lower back diagnosis and the insight I provided might’ve just got me a job with the Sixers medical staff.