The Philadelphia 76ers have announced that All-Star big man Joel Embiid sustained a fracture to the orbital bone of his left eye and will have to undergo surgery.
Embiid suffered the injury Wednesday after butting heads with guard Markelle Fultz. He also has a concussion.
A full timetable on when Embiid can return to the court will be given once the surgery is completed.
Embiid medical update. And there's a lot in it: pic.twitter.com/8WvCjIq2Fb
— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBCS) March 29, 2018
On the season, Embiid is averaging 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.
Pending the results of surgery, Embiid could return to play in 2-4 weeks, per league source. First round obviously in some jeopardy.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) March 30, 2018