Joel Embiid to miss time while dealing with knee soreness
Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid had some issues with his knee earlier this season that forced him to miss time, and it sounds like the same problem has popped up again.
The Sixers announced on Wednesday that Embiid will not be on the floor when the team resumes play after the All-Star break, as he is experiencing soreness in his left knee and will undergo treatment before being evaluated in a week.
76ers All-Star Joel Embiid will be re-evaluated in one week, experiencing left knee soreness. He will undergo treatment involving physical therapy and load management.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 20, 2019
Embiid played 23 minutes in the All-Star Game on Sunday night, scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. The good news is that he underwent an MRI that revealed no structural damage, according to the team.
The 76ers have always played it safe with Embiid when it comes to injuries, and that has been a source of frustration for him in the past. Philly is currently fifth in the Eastern Conference and preparing for another playoff run, so it makes sense that they want to be sure Embiid is 100 percent healthy down the stretch.