Knee injury to sideline Sixers’ Embiid for season

Sixers rookie Joel Embiid played 31 games this season.

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.