Embiid won't travel with Sixers on two-game road trip

Embiid won't travel with Sixers on two-game road trip

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. In just his second season, Embiid has put up MVP-calibre numbers and is in line to make his first All-NBA team. He averages 22.9 points and 11 rebounds.

The collision took place at the start of the second quarter, with Embiid receiving a pass from Fultz, and then Fultz getting too close to Embiid while attempting to run off him on a pick. As Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver noted, with Embiid on the floor, Philadelphia has had the league's best defensive rating and fourth-best offensive rating, numbers that plunge to 14th and 27th without him.

Embiid was wobbly heading off the court but the Sixers announced the big man suffered a simple facial contusion.

Embiid lay on the court for several minutes, holding his face, before being helped off the court and escorted to the locker room, where, according to the 76ers, he "passed the NBA's locker room concussion assessment tool".

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Philadelphia's Joel Embiid had played in 63 games this season, exceeding some expectations. Embiid appeared to bobble the ball resulting in him lowering his head trying to recover it right as Fultz came at him at full-speed, resulting in Embiid collapsing to the ground in a heap while clutching his face.

Philadelphia fans' worst fears might be coming true. Both of these seem to be positive news for the team, but his status is up in the air, and Embiid's own post-game comment caused some more concern. After the game, Fultz sent out prayers for his recovering teammate. My heart dropped. He's a tough guy.

Next up for the Philadelphia 76ers will be an away game at Phillips Arena on Friday night versus the Atlanta Hawks. "I'm anxious about him, but I believe he's OK".

The Indiana Pacers are lurking a half-game back of the 76ers.

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