Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz will miss the next three games due to discomfort in his right shoulder, the team announced Wednesday.
Fultz, who was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 draft, will miss Wednesday's home game against Houston as well as road contests versus the Dallas Mavericks (Saturday) and Rockets (Monday). The 19-year-old will travel with the team and be re-evaluated Tuesday, the team said.
"I think that it's appropriate to take a step back, let him take a breath and get him healthy and ready to resume play hopefully next week," 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo said, per ESPN.
"No one's panicking inside. The sky's not falling. Markelle Fultz is going to be a great basketball player for this organization, and we're confident that we're going to get this thing resolved."
Fultz has played in each of Philadelphia's four games and is averaging 6.0 points on 9-of-27 shooting. His free-throw shooting has also been poor as he made just 6 of 12 attempts.
Fultz tallied just two points in 16 minutes during Monday's win over the Detroit Pistons.
The lack of scoring punch has been alarming after Fultz averaged 23.2 points in his one and only college season at Washington.
The 76ers worked a trade with the Boston Celtics to move from No. 3 to No. 1 in order to draft Fultz.