Markelle Fultz’s health – and career – remains as uncertain as ever.
No one knows when he’ll return to the court, how much longer he’ll remain in Philadelphia and whether he’ll ever be able to overcome the troublesome nerve problems in his neck and shoulder.
All we know for sure is that Fultz hasn’t given up on this season, with his agent Raymond Brothers telling ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski he expects the young guard to return to the team during the regular season.
Just don’t expect Fultz to rush back to the court.
“We want to make sure he’s 100 percent and healthy when he does come back,” Brothers told ESPN on Tuesday.
Fultz’s primary focus in recent weeks has been “regaining strength and mobility” in his right shoulder, according to Brothers, who says that will improve his client’s jumpshot.
There’s still no timetable for Fultz’s return – Sixers fans must wish they had a dollar for every time they’d heard that – but Brothers expects Fultz to be on the court before the postseason begins.
Fultz was back with his teammates on Christmas Day and is scheduled to return to Los Angeles to continue his rehab.