76ers' Ben Simmons has sprained AC joint in right shoulder

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons will miss Friday's game at Denverbecause of a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.

Simmons will sit out against Denver and will be evaluated again before Sunday's game against Charlotte. He was hurt Wednesday in Philadelphia's 106-104 loss at Utah. Simmons did not play in the second half after bumping into Royce O'Neale's chest while posting up on a first-quarter play. Simmons passed the ball after the contact and then immediately grabbed his shoulder.

He ended up playing 10 minutes, scoring two points with two assists and a rebound.

The All-Star guard averaged 13.1 points and helped lead the Sixers to a 5-2 record.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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