Markelle Fultz diagnosed with nerve condition


Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz has been diagnosed with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, the team and Fultz’s agent, Raymond Brothers, announced on Tuesday.

The condition causes “abnormal functional movement and range of motion” in the nerves between the neck and shoulder and it could explain why Fultz has struggled to find his shooting stroke since being drafted No 1 overall in 2017.

Brothers says the condition can be treated with physical therapy, which will begin immediately for Fultz. The team says Fultz is out indefinitely with no timetable for his return.

Fultz has not played or practiced since November 20 when his agent announced he would be seeing shoulder specialists in New York.

The 20-year-old is averaging 8.2 points in 19 games this season.

First appeared on NBA.com Global

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