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Philadelphia 76ers News: Joel Embiid Injury Scare Has Fans Worried

Philadelphia 76ers News: Joel Embiid Injury Scare Has Fans Worried

Philadephia 76ers power forward Joel Embiid looks like he’s going to miss out some game time. The 25-year-old All-Star suffered a left shoulder injury after colliding with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Ante Zizic in the first quarter.

Joel Embiid: Injury details

Embiid reported to the locker room to be evaluated after scoring three points in eight minutes. He returned to the floor briefly in the second quarter before retreating to the locker room a second time. Later, he was ruled out for the rest of the game.



The 7-footer held his shoulder in obvious pain but stayed in the game and missed both free throws. The Sixers pulled Embiid at the next time stoppage and he walked to the locker room while rubbing his shoulder.

Embiid will undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the extent of the shoulder injury he suffered during Wednesday night’s 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Sixers didn’t give any specifics on Embiid other than to say his shoulder was sprained and he would not return.


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Sixers coach Brett Brown revealed after the game he was “unsure” if Embiid would be available to play in Thursday’s game against the New York Knicks.

“It’s part of the NBA landscape,” Brown said, per John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “It’s good for the other guys. We gotta find ways to move this program forward and improve. Keeping the boys in the boat. And landing the plane [playoffs]. Keeping the spirit.”

On Monday night, Embiid scored a career-high 49 points against Atlanta. He’s averaging 23.8 points and 12 rebounds.

His injury comes as the Sixers are preparing to play an indefinite period without Simmons, who missed his second straight game because of a nerve impingement in his lower back. The team hasn’t given a timeline on when Simmons will be back.

Joel Embiid’s injury history


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Embiid has a history of minor injuries, mostly sore body parts. However, he has had some major injury as well.

02/07/2020 Neck
01/08/2020 Hand
12/31/2019 Knee
12/15/2019 Illness
12/06/2019 Hip
10/25/2019 Ankle/Lip
05/07/2019 Upper Respiratory Infection
04/22/2019 Knee
04/18/2019 Knee
04/14/2019 Knee
04/08/2019 Knee
04/05/2019 Left Knee Soreness
04/02/2019 Load Management – Knee
03/29/2019 Rest
03/18/2019 Rest
02/20/2019 Left Knee Soreness
02/09/2019 Illness
01/25/2019 Rest
01/20/2019 Back
01/18/2019 Back
01/11/2019 Ankle
12/29/2018 Left Knee Soreness
12/09/2018 Migraine
10/26/2018 Ankle
03/28/2018 Facial Contusion
02/14/2018 Sore Ankle
12/31/2017 Sore Hand
12/17/2017 Sore Back
12/11/2017 Back Tightness
11/20/2017 Sore Knee
09/25/2017 Left Knee Surgery
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