Ben Simmons Says He’s Cleared: ‘Green Check, We Live’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ben Simmons says he’s healthy to play basketball.

In a video tweet posted to Twitter on Tuesday night, Simmons says, “Obviously I had my scan today—green check, we live. I am looking forward to getting back on the court and I am looking forward to a big season with the Sixers.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Simmons got the rumors of an update swirling with just an icon on a green check.

In the video post, Simmons says he’s learned a lot as he spent time away from the game.

“I think we learned a lot this season. For me personally I got to learn a lot and I think the whole being out for that long and people wanting to see me play—fans obviously—but more myself,” he said. “I thought I would come into the league ready to go, but I had a setback and it really gave me a chance to open my eyes realize that I have a lot of work to do. But at the time, it gave me a learning opportunity that most guys don’t get. For me I accepted the fact that I wasn’t going to play and tried to get an advantage by learning the game and how the league works.

Simmons went on to thank the fans for the support throughout the process.

Simmons, who turns 21 in July, was the Sixers’ first overall pick last season. He missed the entire 2016-17 campaign after suffering a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot on September 30th, just before the start of the preseason.

The Sixers have not yet released any official information.

 

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