76ers guard Ben Simmons will remain on the shelf for at least a few more weeks. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The reeling Philadelphia 76ers got some more bad news as it relates to All-Star point guard Ben Simmons. The team announced on Wednesday that Simmons (back) will miss at least three more weeks after suffering a nerve impingement back on Feb. 22.

Philadelphia heads into Wednesday’s game with a 38-26 record and as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. The team has posted a 15-16 mark since Christmas with head coach Brett Brown being firmly on the hot seat.

In addition to this, the Sixers are 3-4 in the seven games since Simmons suffered said injury. That included a brutal road loss to the Stephen Curry-less Golden State Warriors this past weekend.

With Simmons and fellow All-Star Joel Embiid still sidelined, this season could potentially go down in flames in Philadelphia. Wednesday’s news does nothing to dispel this notion.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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