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Ben Simmons harm replace – 76ers level guard 'day-to-day' after MRI …

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When Ben Simmons collected a rebound in the middle of the third quarter of Philadelphia’s game against the Washington Wizards on Thursday, he appeared to tweak something in his lower body. 

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Ben Simmons injury update: 76ers point guard 'day-to-day' after MRI …

About injury
Injury, also known as physical trauma, is damage to the body caused by external force. This may be caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and other causes. Major trauma is injury that has the potential to cause prolonged disability or death.
In 2013, 4.8 million people world-wide died from injuries, up from 4.3 million in 1990. More than 30% of these deaths were transport-related injuries. In 2013, 367,000 children under the age of five died from injuries, down from 766,000 in 1990. Injuries are the cause of 9% of all deaths, and are the sixth-leading cause of death in the world.

76ers fans everywhere collectively held their breath as Simmons immediately walked off the floor and checked out of the game with 5:46 remaining in the period.

According to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Serena Winters, the Aussie suffered a left knee injury on the play. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski followed up the report saying there’s no pain or swelling in the knee at the moment.

Ben Simmons injury update: 76ers point guard 'day-to-day' after MRI …

After the rebound, it appeared that Simmons felt discomfort immediately. He slowly dribbled to the 3-point line and began flexing his left leg.

The good news for 76ers fans — Simmons underwent an MRI post-game which came back clean, with his status updated to day-to-day, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Simmons missed time earlier this season after suffering a nerve impingement in his lower back. The pause in the NBA season allowed the All-Star to get healthy and back on the court for the restart in Orlando.

The 24-year-old is averaging 16.6 points, 8.1 assists and a league-leading 2.1 steals per game.