Markelle Fultz injury update: 76ers guard (shoulder) returns to Philadelphia for more rehab

Markelle Fultz took another step toward returning to Philadelphia’s lineup. 

The 76ers guard, who has been dealing with a nagging shoulder injury, returned to Philadelphia and will continue his rehabilitation with the team, according to ESPN. 

Fultz took time away from the 76ers in early December to seek alternative treatment for his shoulder. He underwent therapy for thoracic outlet syndrome in Los Angeles. ESPN notes Philadelphia has had staff in California to observe Fultz’s progress. Now, the hope is Fultz will work out at the team’s facility and make a return this season. 

While there isn’t a clear timetable for his return, Fultz will attend the Sixers’ home game against the Thunder on Saturday. 

Fultz, drafted with the top pick in the 2017 draft, has played in just 33 games over his first two seasons in the NBA. He has averaged 7.7 points and 3.4 assists per game but has struggled with his outside shot. He’s shot 41.4 percent from the field and 26.7 percent from three-point range in his career.