(Photo : Mitchell Leff / Stringer) PHILADELPHIA, PA – Joel Embiid (#21) of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the basket towards Nic Claxton (#33) of the Brooklyn Nets within the first quarter throughout Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs on the Wells Fargo Center on April 17, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Joel Embiid, the large man for the Philadelphia 76ers, could not play in Game 2 of their NBA Playoffs collection towards the Boston Celtics as a consequence of an injured knee.
Coach Doc Rivers confirmed on Tuesday that there had been no change to Embiid’s standing and that he assumed the star heart could be uncertain for the upcoming recreation.
Embiid did some work throughout Tuesday’s observe, and they’re going to observe the situation of his injured knee earlier than making a remaining choice. Rivers acknowledged that Embiid’s well being would decide his taking part in time, and the truth that the Sixers gained Game 1 won’t issue into their choice.
Read More: Sixers Injury Report: Joel Embiid’s Absence
Sixers Remain Undefeated
Embiid suffered a Grade 1 LCL knee sprain and missed his second consecutive playoff recreation on Monday. However, it was later reported that he had a small tear in his proper knee and he would wish to get it mounted in some unspecified time in the future.
He underwent a platelet-rich plasma remedy on the knee final week however hasn’t practiced since injuring it in Game 3 towards the Brooklyn Nets.
Embiid had been main the NBA in scoring throughout the common season with 33.1 factors per recreation and is within the operating for MVP honors, however the Sixers’ high precedence is his well being. If he can not play, the group won’t take any possibilities.
James Harden scored 45 factors in Game 1 to offer the Celtics a 1-0 lead within the best-of-seven collection. They additionally stay undefeated (5-0) this postseason.
Despite the group’s success with out Embiid, his presence is essential to their playoff run, and the Sixers should wait and see how his knee responds earlier than making any selections about his taking part in time.
Related Article: Knicks Injury Report: Julius Randle Limps
© 2018 Sportsworldnews.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce with out permission.