NBA: The hard blow is confirmed for Philly: Joel Embiid (76ers) forfeit against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday


There will be a notable absentee from the Philadelphia ranks for Game 5 against Washington on Wednesday. The 76ers have announced the withdrawal of their pivot Joel Embiid, affected to the knee. « An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), examined by several orthopedic specialists, revealed that Joel Embiid suffers from a small lateral tear in the meniscus of the right knee. The injury will be managed with physiotherapy and treatment« , the Sixers wrote in a statement. »Embiid will not play Wednesday’s game against the Wizards« and the management of his situation will be done »day by day« , they concluded.

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