76ers' Simmons to miss Hornets game with shoulder injury

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) pulls down a rebound as Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, right, and Royce O'Neale (23) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) pulls down a rebound as Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, right, and Royce O'Neale (23) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons will miss a second straight game Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets because of a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.

Simmons was hurt Wednesday when he bumped into Royce O'Neale's chest while posting up in the first quarter of a 106-104 loss to the Utah Jazz. He didn't play Friday in a 100-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

76ers officials said Simmons would be re-evaluated Monday.

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Simmons has played seven games this season and is averaging 13.1 points, 6.9 assists and 5.4 rebounds.

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