John Barchard of Sports Radio 94WIP said that the remainder of Simmons' season was "in doubt" before reporting this morning that Bryan Colangelo is going to sit the Austrailian for the rest of the year.
1 overall pick in last summer's NBA Draft, will have to wait until next season to make his debut.
Center Nerlens Noel, who the 76ers traded to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, missed his entire rookie season due to injury.
Australian playmaker Ben Simmons, the top pick in last year's National Basketball Association draft, has been officially ruled out for the rest of what would have been his rookie season with the Philadelphia 76ers with a broken foot.
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"But there was always the outside chance that it didn't happen because there wasn't complete and full healing". But he went to a NY doctor for a scan of his foot Thursday, according to Philly.com, which showed his fracture had not fully healed.
Colangelo expressed that the team was hopeful Simmons would see game action this season, but believed that risking further injury was not worth it.
The Victorian was Philadelphia's first No.1 overall pick since Allen Iverson in 1996 and all set to play point-forward. The Australian wing has missed all of this regular season so far after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during a preseason game for the Sixers.
"There are genetic things that change the healing patterns of people", Colangelo said at the press conference.