Ben Simmons Injury Update: Is Ben Simmons Playing Tonight In 76ers Vs Hawks Game?

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The 'Is Ben Simmons playing tonight' story has been doing the rounds ever since the 76ers center sustained a back injury during the loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Written By Colin DCunha | Mumbai | Updated On:
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There's trouble hanging over Philadelphia this week. Expectations were high from the Philadelphia 76ers heading into the game against Eastern Conference leaders Milwaukee Bucks, especially after that win against the Brooklyn Nets. The Sixers, however, suffered a telling defeat against the Bucks, succumbing 119-98 at the Fiserv Forum this past weekend. The Ben Simmons injury was among the biggest stories coming out of Wisconsin over the weekend. The Ben Simmons injury is likely to leave the two-time All-Star out of action for the Hawks vs 76ers game this week. 

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Ben Simmons injury update

The Ben Simmons injury all but condemned the Sixers to defeat against the NBA-leading Bucks. The 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year was forced out in the first quarter of the game against Milwaukee Bucks last weekend. The Ben Simmons injury story saw the Sixers center undergo a test on his lower back to determine the extent of his injury. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the 'Is Ben Simmons playing tonight' story is bound to go on for a while. 

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Is Ben Simmons playing tonight?

The 'Is Ben Simmons playing tonight' question was asked by Sixers fans even before the game against the Brooklyn Nets. While earlier being listed as a doubt, the two-time All-Star settled the 'Is Ben Simmons playing tonight' question by featuring in the overtime win against the Nets. However, the back soreness from before the Nets game now seems to have come to the fore. For the game against the Atlanta Hawks, the 'Is Ben Simmons playing tonight' story is unlikely to have a positive response. 

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Ben Simmons return date: When is Ben Simmons coming back?

With the 'Is Ben Simmons playing tonight' story likely to do the rounds for the next couple of games, the onus has now shifted to Ben Simmons' return date. Following the MRI on his back, Sixers fans have been posing the "When is Ben Simmons coming back" question to reporters. However, the only confirmation coming out of the 'Is Ben Simmons playing tonight' story is that the Sixers center will most certainly miss the game against the Atlanta Hawks. 

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