Markelle Fultz diagnosed with Thoracic outlet syndrome

Markelle Fultz injury update: Sixers guard out indefinitely due to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a neck and shoulder injury

Markelle Fultz Out Indefinitely With Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

The Philadelphia 76ers point guard was diagnosed with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, according to his agent, who says the nerve injury affected Fultz's shooting. Thoracic outlet syndrome involves compression or irritation in the thoracic outlet (area between lower neck and upper chest).

Sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski that there is optimism that Fultz could return in three to six weeks. In 15 starts and 19 appearances, Fultz is averaging just 8.2 points per game while attempting only 14 3-pointers all year.

Despite the youngster's well-documented injury issues, Stephen A. Smith went on to suggest that Fultz's problems go much further than the shoulder injury that is now keeping him sidelined.

Ever since he was drafted No. 1 overall, Fultz has dealt with issues.

Markelle Fultz injury update: Sixers guard out indefinitely due to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a neck and shoulder injury

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"People were saying it was a mental problem and it is not", Brothers said. Something is physically wrong.

Fultz had been suffering from a mysterious and undisclosed ailment that appeared to be affecting his shooting, which had become even more noticeable this season when he took an awkward free throw shot that was widely spread on social media.

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