Markelle Fultz Is Back!

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Markelle Fultz Is Back!

 

2017’s number one draft pick, Markelle Fultz’s saga is still as strange and controversial as it was during his rookie season.

At the beginning of said rookie season, Fultz played through a shoulder injury that apparently caused him to forget how to shoot. All we know is that Fultz did not shoot weirdly in college, but does now.

But no doctor was really able to diagnose an injury, or a cause for the shooting woes and possible pain Fultz was experiencing.

Then, after plenty of unsuccessful doctor appointments, Fultz finally was able to find out the reason for his shooting woes. He was diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, (TOS), a physical injury. TOS affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion, thus severely shoot a basketball.

But the Philadelphia 76ers’ win now mentality did not give them the time to wait on Fultz, and the franchise traded their former No. 1 pick to the Orlando Magic, before last season’s trade deadline.

Fultz was finally given a fresh start and while we’ve already seen footage of Fultz hitting buckets, looking pretty good, we weren’t given a timetable. Turns out he’s already ready and will play in the Magic’s preseason opener tonight.

 

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