Markelle Fultz breaks her left big toe
ORLANDO– Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz has fractured her left big toe. No surgery is required. He was put in a hiking boot and his return to the game will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation and treatment. Fultz suffered the injury during a preseason practice session before returning to Orlando, and imaging confirmed the fracture.
Fultz (6’4″, 210, 5/29/98) played 18 games (three starts) with Orlando last season, averaging 10.8 ppg, 5.5 apg, 2.7 rpg, and 1.11stlpg. in 20.0 minpg, while shooting .806 (25-31) from the free throw line He led (or connected) the team in assists seven times Fultz had 13 goals in double figures, including a season-high 19 points on May 30 March in Washington He threw 10+ assists twice, including a career-high 15 assists on April 10 against Miami, and had a double-double.
Originally selected in the first round (first overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft by Philadelphia, Fultz has played in 131 NBA regular season games (86 starts) with Philadelphia and Orlando, averaging 10.9 ppg., 4.8 apg., 3.2 rpg. and 1.12 pieces. in 24.8 minpg. He has also played in eight career playoff games (five starts), averaging 8.1 ppg, 3.9 apg. and 1.8 rpm. in 21.3 minpg.
Fultz was acquired by Orlando of Philadelphia on February 7, 2019 in exchange for Jonathon Simmons, a protected 2020 first-round draft pick and a 2019 second-round draft pick. He has played 98 games (71 starts) with the Magic, averaging 11.9 ppg, 5.2 apg, 3.2 rpg. and 1.20 stlpg. in 26.2minpg.
Training camp for the Orlando Magic begins Tuesday, September 27th at the AdventHealth Training Center.