The point guard of Philadelphia 76ers, Ben Simmons is feeling healthy and ready to return to basketball when the league gives the all clear from the coronavirus pandemic.
Before the NBA suspended its season on March 12, Simmons had missed the 76ers’ last eight games with a lower-back nerve impingement.
The ongoing league-wide shutdown has had the benefit of providing Simmons with ample recovery time from the injury without missing any additional games, and the 23-year-old now looks like he’ll be ready to reclaim his normal role whenever the NBA gives teams the green light to resume training.
Simmons will be available to play if or when the 2019-20 NBA season resumes, a team source told ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan.
“If the season resumes,” a team source told ESPN, “we’re expecting to have him.”