Markelle Fultz Ruled Out Indefinitely with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Sixers guard Markelle Fultz was diagnosed with "thoracic outlet syndrome" on Tuesday.

While Stephen A. Smith labelling Fultz as the biggest bust in National Basketball Association history may be premature, the player will have a tough time in trying to get rid of his current tag of being one of the worst picks in National Basketball Association history. Even with a solution, their muddled past with Fultz only gets worse, as a fan correctly diagnosed the point guard only to see his account and work deleted.

This story is long but certainly worth the read. Thoracic outlet syndrome involves compression or irritation in the thoracic outlet (area between lower neck and upper chest).

Fultz has not played since November 19 while seeing specialists.

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Through 19 games, Fultz is averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists, shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from the 3-point line and 56.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Brothers told ESPN: "People were saying it was a mental problem and it is not". Something is physically wrong. However, Wojnarowski also reports that the Sixers are hoping he's only sidelined three-to-six weeks.

Brothers said his client would begin his rehabilitation program in Los Angeles, not Philadelphia.

The news comes just days after it was revealed that the Sixers would be open to trading the former No. 1 overall pick, who has been limited to just 33 games over the course of his first two seasons due to injuries and shooting struggles.

Vanessa Coleman