Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid underwent surgery Saturday to repair an orbital bone fracture around his left eye and could return in as soon as two weeks, according to a report from ESPN.
Embiid suffered the injury after butting heads with teammate Markelle Fultz. Embiid, an All-Star, also sustained a concussion.
Another #NBA injury as Joel Embiid heads to the locker room… hope to see him return shortly!
Injuries happen, seems to be a lot of them recently though ??? pic.twitter.com/LXksTtSsqH
— Punisher Picks (@Punisher_Picks) March 28, 2018
The Sixers (45-30), who have clinched a playoff spot and stand fourth in the Eastern Conference, only a half-game behind third-place Cleveland (46-30), could have Embiid back in the first-round as long as his recovery process goes well.
Embiid is averaging 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks on the season.