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The Philadelphia 76ers took a major blow to their title hopes on Friday as star Joel Embiid will be out indefinitely.
Embiid suffered a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion in Thursday’s game six win over the Toronto Raptors, and there is no timetable for his return, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s. Shams Al-Sharaniyah.
the big man It looks like he has an injury When Pascal Siakam led the Raptors veteran into the hoop and inadvertently elbowed him in the face with 3:58 left in the fourth quarter.
Embiid’s health became a key story for the 76ers in the first round of the playoff series against the Toronto Raptors when it was revealed that he suffered from rupture of the ligament of the thumb Although he chose to play through it and delay any potential surgery.
Health is always on top when it comes to the 28-year-old as he missed the first two seasons of his NBA career due to foot issues and never played more than 68 games in a single campaign.
However, he appeared in the best number of games of his career this season as a MVP candidate with 76 players while averaging 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals per game behind 49.9 percent of shots from the field and 37.1 percent. Depth shooting.
Philadelphia is a contender for the championship when healthy and on the ground, but it’s hard to imagine it fulfilling those hopes and expectations if it’s been sidelined for an extended period of time.
Look for reliable 76ers Deandre Jordan For a few minutes while Embiid is sidelined.