The 2017 No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, Markelle Fultz, will miss the next three games. 

The 76ers said in a statement that Fultz will not play in Wednesday's home game against the Rockets and will miss road games against the Mavericks (Saturday) and Rockets (Monday). He will workout until he is re-evaluated Tuesday.

"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," Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo said Wednesday.

The 76ers guard received a cortisone shot in his shoulder rather than having it drained. His agent revised his statement Tuesday night.

"He had a cortisone shot on Oct. 5, which means fluid was put into his shoulder -- not taken out," agent Raymond Brothers told ESPN Tuesday night. "My intention earlier was to let people know that he's been experiencing discomfort. We will continue to work with (Sixers general manager) Bryan Colangelo and the medical staff."

The 19-year-old has been struggling with shoulder pain since the start of the preseason and had to miss exhibition games because of it. The injury has also affected his shot, and explains the awkwardness in which Fultz is shooting his free throws.

Fultz is shooting 33 percent from the field through his first four NBA games and 50 percent from the free-throw line, but more telling than anything is that he has not attempted a single 3-pointer. 

The former Washington Huskies guard shot a whopping 126 3-pointers in 34 games during his lone season at the school (nearly four per game). Despite being unable to shoot the deep ball, Fultz has shown an ability to get to the basket even if he has been unable to finish as well as he would have liked.

"From a basketball perspective, it's been encouraging to see that Markelle can get any shot he wants during the games, but he has been unable to shoot the ball," Brothers said.

Ravaged by injuries to their young stars, Philadelphia is hopeful Fultz can get the care he needs to return to 100 percent.