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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 06: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts in front of Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat after making a basket and getting fouled in the second half during Game Three of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on May 6, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Heat 99-79. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

If you have followed the Philadelphia 76ers one thing on a lot of fans minds is the health of their star players. Joel Embiid and James Harden have dealt with injuries last season and many fans think the only way the team doesnt have success is if the injury bug rears its ugly head. Thursday the team announced a plan to avoid it.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Penn Medicine announced a multi-year partnership for Penn to become the official healthcare partner of the team. The partnership will not only include players receiving some of the best medical care in the country, but also a commitment to the community. There will be a joint commitment to improving healthcare disparities in the region, while also renovating community basketball courts.

“Penn Medicine has established itself as a leading healthcare organization not only in the greater Philadelphia area, but in the entire country,” Sixers CEO Tad Brown said. “Were fortunate to partner with such a respected, accomplished team of healthcare professionals and world class doctors, and look forward to the collective impact we can have in the Philadelphia community. Together, we share a passion for this city and are eager to tip-off this partnership ahead of the 2022-2023 season.”

Now its a matter of keeping the players healthy and carving out a spot on the parade route. Season starts October 18th and every game can be heard right here on the Fanatic!