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Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz diagnosed with nerve condition in his shoulder

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz is expected to miss the next 3-6 weeks after being diagnosed with a nerve condition in his right shoulder, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Fultz met with specialists last week, assessing that he is suffering from neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), with his agent Raymond Brothers providing the following statement via Woj:

Markelle has been diagnosed with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, a physical injury. TOS affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion, thus severely limiting Markelle's ability to shoot a basketball.

The 76ers confirmed the diagnosis, indicating that Fultz will begin physical therapy immediately.

The 20-year-old has struggled shooting the ball all season, most notably from the free throw line.

Through 19 games, Fultz is averaging 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists, shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 28.6 percent from the 3-point line and 56.8 percent from the free-throw line.

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