Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will missouton videogames at least through the weekend as he offers with an unidentified injury to his left leg and waitsfor a treatment strategy.
The All-Star center was reported to have continual an injury to the lateral meniscus in his left knee after goingthrough an MRI, however group authorities have yet to validate.
Embiid was currently set to sit out Thursday night at Utah and will now likewise missouton a videogame Saturday versus Brooklyn. Embiid hurt his left knee Tuesday night in a loss to the Golden State Warriors when Jonathan Kuminga fell on his leg.
This videogame significant Embiid’s return to action after an concern with his left knee avoided him from playing Saturday at Denver — ditching a extremely expected match with two-time MVP Nikola Jokic — and Monday at Portland.
Embiid currently hasactually missedouton 12 videogames this season, threatening his opportunities of being eligible for a 2nd straight MVP award. The brand-new cumulative bargaining contract needs gamers, in most circumstances, to play in 65 regular-season videogames to be qualified for awards such as MVP or the All-NBA groups.
When healthy, Embiid has continued to carryout at an MVP level. He is the NBA’s leading scorer at 35.3 points per videogame and is averaging 11.3 rebounds and 5.7 helps. He scored a franchise-record 70 points to go along with 18 rebounds on Jan. 22 in a 133-124 success over San Antonio.
The 76ers are 0-4 on their five-game journey.
Reporting by The Associated Press.
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