There Is Still No Timetable For Markelle Fultz’s Return

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There Is Still No Timetable For Markelle Fultz’s Return


2017’s number one draft pick, Markelle Fultz’s saga is still as strange and controversial as it was during his rookie season.

At the beginning of said rookie season, Fultz played through a shoulder injury that apparently caused him to forget how to shoot. All we know is that Fultz did not shoot weirdly in college, but does now.

But no doctor was really able to diagnose an injury, or a cause for the shooting woes and possible pain Fultz was experiencing.

Then, after plenty of unsuccessful doctor appointments, Fultz finally was able to find out the reason for his shooting woes. He was diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, (TOS), a physical injury. TOS affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion, thus severely shoot a basketball.

But the Philadelphia 76ers’ win now mentality did not give them the time to wait on Fultz, and the franchise traded their former No. 1 pick to the Orlando Magic, before last season’s trade deadline.

Fultz was finally given a fresh start… so we thought. Turns out switching teams didn’t help Fultz’s issues. Orlando coach Steve Clifford now revealed that there still is no timetable for Markelle Fultz’s return to basketball, even though he’s working hard on his comeback.


“He’s been great, he’s working hard, he’s made good progress. Right now, we don’t have a timetable for when he’ll be back, but he’s really doing a good job.”


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