Just when the Philadelphia 76ers thought they might finally turn a corner and start climbing up the Eastern Conference, tragedy has struck.
This summer's number one overall pick - and next LeBron James, if you believe reports - Ben Simmons has suffered a broken bone in his foot during his first-ever scrimmage as a Sixer.
The former LSU standout had impressed during the Summer League and was taking part in Philly's first session of their training camp.
However, the power forward has been dealt a cruel blow and it looks like the Australian will spend some considerable time on the sidelines.
The 20-year-old suffered the injury after rolling his ankle during the scrimmage, and Sixers fans will immediately think about Joel Embiid, their third overall pick in 2014 who missed two full NBA years thanks to a broken foot.
After receiving an X-ray and MRI of the foot and ankle, the images were reviewed by Sixers Head Physician Dr. Christopher Dodson and Sixers Chief Medical Officer and Co-Chief of Sports Medicine Orthopedics at New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Jonathan Glashow.
It was determined that Simmons suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot, but he will need further medical evaluations before a timescale can be put on the injury.