Philadelphia 76ers all-star Ben Simmons suffered a mysterious knee injury in the matchup against the Brooklyn Nets last Thursday, according to Sixers head coach Doc Rivers, the fourth-year security guard mentioned he was after losing last Thursday dealt with stiffness and swelling in my knee

“Ben had a certain knee stiffness in the Brooklyn game,” Doc Rivers said last weekend. “We almost probably knew after the game [on Thursday] that he wasn’t going to play [on Saturday]”Although Simmons was not listed in the injury report prior to last Saturday’s game, Simmons was excluded from the matchup against the Denver Nuggets

Then the Sixers held Simmons in Philly for individual knee treatment when the team traveled to Georgia last Monday to face the Atlanta Hawks after losing to the Hawks, Rivers assured everyone that he doesn’t think Simmon’s setback was something too serious

“I don’t think so [it’s long term],” Rivers said of Simmon’s injury, “But we thought it might be a game too, and it’s already two You know we hope he plays tomorrow night but I can’t guarantee any of this “

Simmons played the Miami Heat on Tuesday night – and he also appeared in the next game against the Heat on Thursday.Although he was on the field for two consecutive games, the veteran security guard was still on the team’s injury report for the game on Saturday night against the Memphis Grizzlies

Classified as likely, Simmons played as expected on Saturday night The Start Guard was able to check into the game for a little over 36 minutes after the Sixers’ unfortunate 106:10 loss to Memphis, Simmons offered an update to his knee when he was on Sunday night will play in the second half of a tackle

“You know I feel fine,” Simmons said on Saturday “Sometimes I just try to get my legs under me It’s difficult; we have back to back tomorrow so we’ll see how I feel overall I feel solid, “he concluded

The Sixers flew out of Memphis overnight as they prepare for a matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.Although the team has given no indication that Simmons might sit out on Sunday, the Sixers appear to be having Simmons knee swelling every day As they want to be cautious at the start of the year, Simmons is admittedly feeling good at the moment, so he should be ready to face the thunder on Sunday while Philly tries to recover

Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for Sports Illustrated you can follow him on Twitter: @JGrasso_

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