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The clock is ticking for any hope of Ben Simmons lining up for Brooklyn this season.
After initially hanging out with the Philadelphia 76ers citing mental health issues, Simmons suffered a back injury while running to play in Brooklyn on February 10 after a blockbuster trade. As a result, Simmons hasn’t played a second this season, and as he’s now dealing with an L-4 herniated disc, a league source admitted he’s unlikely to do so at this point.
The good news is that Simmons has seen enough improvement with his back recently to give the Nets and their paused All-Star hope he can at least avoid surgery this offseason.
https://nypost.com/2022/04/09/why-time-is-running-out-for-ben-simmons-to-play-this-season/ Why Ben Simmons is running out of time this season