Sixers star could miss up to four weeks
- Author: Jill Young Apr 01, 2018,
Apr 01, 2018, 0:06
ESPN's Zach Lowe is reporting that Embiid will likely miss two to four weeks recovering from the surgery, which could impact the 76ers in the postseason. The team now says Embiid has a concussion as well as a facial fracture.
The center was injured while colliding with teammate Markelle Fultz.
Despite initially appearing to escape a concussion, the 76ers later confirmed Embiid showed symptoms.
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Named an all-star for the first time this season, Embiid leads a hot 76ers team - winners of eight games straight - that's now fourth in the Eastern Conference with averages of 22.9 points, 11 rebounds and 1.8 blocks. After laying on the court for several minutes and then sitting up, Embiid was eventually taken back to the locker room with help.
Immediately following the injury, Embiid was assessed for a concussion, was asymptomatic at that time, and passed the NBA's locker room concussion assessment tool.
As the result of an injury suffered in the first half of Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks, Joel Embiid has been ruled out for the team's upcoming road trip over the weekend. Still, that's a drop from how well Philadelphia has been playing with Embiid.
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Joel Embiid has been plagued by injuries throughout his career. "I'm anxious about him, but I believe he's OK".
This isn't good news for the Philadelphia 76ers. However, his teammate's condition was on his mind as he gave comments about the in-game crash he was part of, and also tweeted out he was keeping him in his thoughts and prayers.
The Sixers would go on to defeat the Knicks 118-101 to extend their winning streak to eight and keep hold of the fourth spot in the Easter Conference playoff picture.
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