Ben Simmons
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It does not look like the back injury Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons suffered Saturday night is going to be of the short-term variety.

Simmons went through another evaluation on Monday. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, a course of action is being determined and the expectation here is that it’s not a day-to-day injury.

That sounds rather ominous in the grand scheme of things.

The All-Star has already been ruled out for Monday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. Though, this puts his short-term availability into question.

Following Saturday night’s blowout loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia finds itself at a modest 35-22 on the season and as the fifth seed back east.

Needless to say, Brett Brown and Co. can’t afford this to be a serious injury.