Philadelphia 76ers rookie Markelle Fultz is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury. According to recent reports, he is shooting again.
However, the news is not as good as fans in Philadelphia would hope as he is only shooting left-handed. Even though Fultz is a right-handed shooter, the shoulder soreness he is currently suffering from made it seem otherwise (via Bleacher Report):
“In the Sixers’ season opener against Washington on Oct. 18, Fultz appeared reincarnated as a lefty who was attempting to shoot right-handed free throws in a game of horse.”
Don’t expect Fultz to become a left-handed shooter — this could all just be part of the recovery process for the 19-year-old guard.
However, the fact that he is not even shooting with his right-hand right now seems like a punchline to a joke about the injury woes Philadelphia has seen in recent years.
To no surprise, head coach Brett Brown said not to read into the decision to have Fultz practice as a lefty.