The Philadelphia 76ers' petri dish has a new germ for us to study: Ben Simmons' fractured foot.
It might be little more than an organic, unpredictable sports injury.
Yet when it comes to the 76ers and their experimental rebuilding process, closer scrutiny is warranted.
That comes with the territory when you employ radical approaches. And even if former GM Sam Hinkie undervalued how sports are more about people than business and science, the new techniques—good and bad—at least force us to look at things in different ways.
The injury bug struck the 76ers again when Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in June's draft, suffered a broken bone in his right foot during practice.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons will likely need surgery for a broken bone in his right foot.
No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons will likely need surgery for a broken bone in his right foot
The No. 1 pick is now dealing with an injury. Philadelphia 76ers rookie and No. 1 pick Ben Simmons fractured his foot during practice on Friday. According to the 76ers, Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his...