Sixers' Fultz rehabbing shoulder in Kentucky

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Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard Markelle Fultz is conducting his rehabilitation work at the Shoulder Center of Kentucky under the supervision of surgeon Ben Kibler, according to Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Fultz is scheduled to be in Lexington, Kentucky for a few days before returning to Philadelphia.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft has been sidelined since Oct. 25 with scapular muscle imbalance in his right shoulder.

Fultz was averaging 6.0 points while shooting 33.3 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from the free throw line before the team decided to shut him down. He did not look comfortable or confident in his shooting motion and it was clear the shoulder ailment was irritating him.

The Sixers enter today with a record of 12-8, good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.