Sixers Center Joel Embiid Has A Sprained LCL In His Knee
It came as a bit of a surprise on Friday when news came out that Sixers MVP, and league MVP favorite Joel Embiid was out for game 4 against Brooklyn with an apparent knee injury. It was a surprise considering how Embiid ended game 3, looking spry and bouncy as he blocked a huge shot.
JOEL EMBIID WITH THE CLUTCH BLOCK ON SPENCER DINWIDDIE 🤯pic.twitter.com/nzWpR2QoVQ— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 21, 2023
A lot of Sixers fans figured that the “injury” was nothing more than resting the center in a 3-0 series lead. But apparently its much more than just trying to protect an asset that has been riddled with injuries in just about every playoff series hes played in. According to Ramonda Shelburn of ESPN, Joel Embiid is going to be playing with a sprained LCL in his right knee. A report that NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark confirmed.
This gives a clearer picture as to why Doc Rivers said Embiid was “probably 50% at best” to play game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Sixers will likely play the Boston Celtics with the Series reportedly to begin on Saturday. If that would be the case it would mean Embiid would go 9 days between games. Embiid will likely be playing the second round series with a brace on his knee.
Its another year, and another Joel Embiid injury that Sixers fans now need to sweat out. But hey! Go Sixers!
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