Instead, his teammates had to help him down the tunnel and into the locker room to be evaluated by doctors.
While the injury likely won't keep Fultz from playing when the regular season opens in the fall, it will cost him at least a few weeks of summer league action.
The 76ers pulled off a trade with Boston before the draft to move up from No. 3 to No. 1 to take Fultz, the dynamic scoring point guard that team president Bryan Colangelo felt was the ideal piece to put with Simmons and Embiid. "I haven't heard anything [more]".
Hopefully Fultz will be in that 1-3 week time range for recovery, but the Sixers are no stranger to the injury bug, so expect them to be extra cautious with their prized prospect from this year's draft as they have with other young players on their roster.
Fultz was a member of the 2016 Team USA Under-18 team that won the FIBA Americas World Championships last July.
In seasons before last, Embiid's absense paired with a season-long Nerlens Noel injury and a horribly failed experiment with Andrew Bynum appears to have the Sixers in a never-ending repeating injury-dogged hell. But you can't blame Sixers' fans for freaking out just a little bit.