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Ben Simmons has a broken bone in his right foot and its unknown how long the No. Wholesale Pelicans Jerseys . 1 overall pick will be sidelined for the Philadelphia 76ers.Simmons was injured Friday during the final training-camp scrimmage at Stockton University in New Jersey.The Sixers said Simmons rolled an ankle, and X-rays and an MRI revealed a fractured fifth metatarsal bone.In almost all cases, the fracture of the foots fifth metatarsal is known as a Jones fracture, according to ESPN medical analyst Dr. Mark Adickes. Athletes with this injury typically undergo surgery.The estimated time frame for a full recovery from surgery is around eight weeks, according to Adickes.The Australian forward played at LSU last season. He missed time early during his stay with the Tigers while waiting for an ankle injury to heal, and he also left an NBA Summer League contest in July after suffering cramps in both legs.Simmons injury is the latest blow to a franchise that has been beset in recent years by injuries to their players. Joel Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in 2014, has yet to play because of surgeries on his right foot. Nerlens Noel missed his rookie year in 2013 with a torn ACL. Jahlil Okafor had his rookie season cut short with season-ending knee surgery on his right knee. He sat out practices this week because he still experienced soreness in the knee.Its become a bit of a theme in Philly the past few seasons, ending with last seasons 10-72 mark that earned them the No. 1 pick.Embiid took to his Twitter account Friday night to reference the teams mantra under former Sixers GM Sam Hinkie, who abruptly stepped down from his post in April.Simmons became an instant fan favorite before he ever played a game, and expectations were high that he was the cornerstone player that could eventually help turn the Sixers into playoff contenders.It means a lot, just to see people wearing my jersey around Philly -- its kind of weird, he said this week. Im just looking forward to hopefully giving back to Philly.Hell have to wait.Simmons was scheduled to start for the Sixers in their preseason opener Tuesday against Boston.Simmons, a 6-foot-10, 250-pound forward, was Philadelphias first No. 1 pick since they drafted Allen Iverson in 1996. He led the Sixers to their last NBA Finals appearance in 2001.Coach Brett Brown planned to use Simmons all over the court, even at point guard. Simmons impressed his teammates with just one week of NBA training camp.I never played with somebody [like him], forward Dario Saric said at training camp. Everybody puts pressure on him, but I think hell handle this.Simmons averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists at LSU, the only SEC player ever to finish in the top five in all three categories. But the Tigers were only 19-14, failing to make the NCAA tournament.Simmons, who grew up in Australia before moving to Florida for three years of high school at Montverde Academy, signed a $20 million sneaker deal with Nike before the draft.He never demonstrated he could make jump shots consistently, rarely shooting from outside and going only 1-of-3 from 3-point range all season. He also exhibited an inclination to pass rather than create his own shot in the late stages of close games.Simmons also had academic issues that made him ineligible for the Wooden Award, which is presented to the nations top college player.On Monday, Simmons spoke with reporters at 76ers media day about his new strength regimen that saw him gain around 33 pounds since leaving LSU.Im a lot stronger [now], said Simmons, who was listed at 240 pounds while at LSU but said Monday that he weighed 217 before the June 23 draft. Im at the point where I want to cut down a little bit and play at a nice weight. Physically just being out there, guys are a lot stronger than in college, but Im also a lot stronger than I was in college, so its just about taking hits and bumps or whatever it is and finishing at the rim.The Associated Press contributed to this report. Pelicans Jerseys Outlet . A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances. Womens Pelicans Jerseys . Despite dominating possession, Schalke needed an own goal from Nicolas Hoefler for the breakthrough a minute before the interval. The Freiburg midfielder misjudged Jefferson Farfans corner and bundled the ball into his own net. . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. Throughout the Tour de France, Australian professional cyclist Richie Porte will be checking in. Here is his latest entry, as told to ESPN contributor Rupert Guinness:First Rest Day -?Escaldes-Egordany, AndorraWith the Pyrenees behind us in this years 103rd Tour de France, everyone is now looking to Mont Ventoux, the summit finish of stage 12, as the next pivotal moment of the race.Thats understandable, given the mountain is one of the hardest to race up in Europe.But what happens there could also depend on what happens the day before.After Mondays rest day, we leave the Pyrenees for Tuesdays 197km 10th stage from Escaldes-Egordany in Andorra to Revel in France. Danger then lurks during Wednesdays 162.5km 11th stage from Carcassonne to Montpellier, when there is chance of a cross wind.If those winds prevail, that could be stressful. If such winds strike and the peloton splits up, it could set the scene for an even more interesting stage to Mont Ventoux. Cross winds require a great read of race; and if not responded to correctly can be costly with time losses.However, I think we have the team at BMC for cross winds; and if conditions are otherwise.An ability to race in varying conditions is part and parcel of bike racing, and I was reminded of that when I woke up on Monday morning for the first of two rest days in this years Tour.What reminded me were the bruises on my arms where my tan line stops; I had little welts from the hail storm that struck us on Sunday. Its a good thing we have helmets on.That alone made one think of the stage and who was stronger in the Pyrenean stage or not.It was also interesting to see discussion over whether or not Colombian Nairo Quintana (Movistar) is holding back on the race by not trying to attack race leader Chris Frroome (Sky). Cheap Pelicans Jerseys. I dont know. Maybe Quintana was on his limit. I think its silly to read into anything just yet.I saw him race earlier this year at the Volta a Catalunya and he is a pretty aggressive rider.I guess he is saving it for Thursday? If not, the main thing is to be ready for when he tries.Which all leads to what we all may have gained from the rest day in Andorra, or not.To be honest, I am not a massive fan of rests days. I would just rather get the Tour done.I had a pretty rough night of sleep on Sunday night to Monday morning with Portuguese fans outside the team hotel making a racket after Portugals 2016 Euro football final victory.But at least as a rider you are granted most of the day to yourself until late team meetings.BMCs plan says wake up whenever. There is not time limit so long we are riding by 10.30.But I was awake on Sunday at 7.10am, and at breakfast with the staff. So my rest day began.After rising earlier than usual for the stage, I was all ready to go but with no race to race.It was good though to get more time for treatment from the osteopath and have a massage.We then rode 40 kilometres easy, in and around Andorra, even skipping the coffee shop -- after which we had lunch and the afternoon to ourselves, in my case, with my wife, Gemma.As we walked along the river outside our hotel in Andorra-La Vielle, it was easy to think of how lucky we are to be in a sport that takes you to such far off areas like the Pyrenees.But then, those mountains are behind us now - for at least another year. So whats ahead?Hopefully that is a question I can help answer with performance, and a good one at that. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '