Big blow for Joel Embiid!


Released through injury in the last game of the 76ers, Joel Embiid worries about the rest of the playoffs. The first news has fallen concerning the pivot, and this is unfortunately not reassuring. We take stock.

Leaders of the Eastern Conference, the 76ers have impressed during this regular season. But like in recent seasons, this team knows full well that it will be judged during the playoffs, where Joel embiid and Ben Simmons need to show they can take a step forward. Yes but here it is, the injuries have decided to invite themselves to the party.

With Philadelphia leading 3-0 against the Wizards, without too many problems, the series was relaunched in Game 4, after Embiid’s injury exit for knee pain. Worrisome for the future? Yes, and Adrian Wojnarowski has just confirmed it.

Sixers pivot Joel Embiid has a slight tear in the meniscus of his right knee and will be « day to day, » according to his team. He’s out for Game 5 tonight.

No Embiid tonight, which is the first bad news for the 76ers, who will have to try to end the series without their star. But as we understand, the absence of the pivot could extend beyond Game 5, depending on the feedback on his knee. Still according to Woj ‘, everything will depend on the treatment.

Managing the swelling and pain in the knee will play an important role in Joel Embiid’s return to the court. The team said the injury will be managed with a physiotherapy program.

As one could fear, Joel Embiid is diminished because of this injury, and not sure that he can return to 100% by the end of the playoffs. Cruel scenario for the 76ers, who will have to bet on Ben Simmons.



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