Concerning News for Joel Embiid and 76ers Fans Ahead of Clash Against Damian Lillard Led Blazers

Published 11/01/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Oct 22, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts to a foul call against him during the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


Philadelphia 76ers have now registered two back-to-back wins this season after downing the Pistons and the Hawks at home. Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid propelled the Sixers to their fourth victory of the season against the Hawks. However, as the Sixers adapt to the changes this season, they are set to miss Joel Embiid for their next game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Four-time All-Star Joel Embiid has been the centerpiece of the Sixers game plan this season. He is an important member of the team this season and has become the main man in Philly since the Ben Simmons saga.

Oct 28, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) dribbles past Detroit Pistons guard Killian Hayes (7) during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, it was reported that Embiid is suffering from a knee injury which occured during the Pelicans game. However, despite that, he continued playing through pain in the absence of Ben Simmons. Now it has been reported that Embiid will sit out the next game against the Blazers.

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Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid to rest vs the Blazers

Four-time All-Star Joel Embiid will miss the Sixers next game against Portland Trail Blazers. According to several reports, the Sixers will rest the star center as they play six games in nine days.

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Resting Embiid could be a good move from the Sixers, as he has also been dealing with his right knee soreness. This is the same knee he tore his meniscus during the 1st round of the playoffs last season. However, the MRI scans have reported no serious concern and he could be back as early as Wednesday.

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The Sixers had a dreadful defense last season and were ranked second-last. Embiid could be key to turning the situation around this season. The Sixers are ready to sacrifice a few games to get him back to fitness. Embiid is important if the Sixers want to contend for the playoffs this season. The Sixers signed 28-year-old Andre Drummond during the off-season to bolster their roster. Drummond could now come in handy in Embiid’s absence.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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