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Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid butted heads with guard Markelle Fultz Wednesday and was forced to leave the game.
The Sixers later announced Embiid suffered a facial contusion and was taken to the hospital for precautionary testing.
Joel Embiid is out for the game with a facial bruise after colliding with Markelle Fultz on this play. pic.twitter.com/UzAfiuygig
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 29, 2018
Embiid did clear the NBA’s concussion protocol. The All-Star had five points on 2-for-6 shooting and three rebounds before exiting.
The Sixers wound up beating the Knicks, 118-101, for their eighth straight win.