Latest posts by Staff Report (see all)
- Poll: Should Blazers trade Lillard or McCollum? - April 25, 2018
- NBA Draft: All 236 early-entry candidates official - April 24, 2018
- Poll: Who will win Cavaliers-Pacers series? - April 18, 2018
Rookie center Joel Embiid will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, the Philadelphia 76ers said in a release Wednesday.
“The assessment of Monday’s follow-up MRI of Joel Embiid’s left knee appears to reveal that the area affected by the bone bruise has improved significantly, while the previously identified meniscus tear appears more pronounced in this most recent scan,” said Sixers Chief Medical Director and Co-Chief of Sports Medicine Orthopedics at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Jonathan Glashow.
“We will continue to work with leading specialists to gather additional information through clinical examination and sequential testing to determine the best course of action and next steps.”
Embiid missed his first two seasons with an assortment of injuries and played in just 31 games this year.
The 7-footer finishes his rookie year with averages of 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds.