Sixers' Joel Embiid to remain sidelined for Game 2

16 April, 2018, 11:52 | Author: Salvatore Jensen
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Joel Embiid will be out for Game 2 of the Heat-76ers series.

Embiid suffered an orbital bone fracture around his left eye in a March 28 collision with teammate Markelle Fultz and underwent surgery to fix the injury.

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Embiid passed the NBA's concussion protocol, but remains out.

Embiid, 24, was named to his first All-Star team this season and leads the Sixers in points (22.9) and rebounds (11) per game.

Coach Brett Brown shrugged when asked if Embiid's return, or lack thereof is linked to the success the Sixers have had without them.

Monday's game will be the 10th Embiid has missed due to the injury. That contest is Thursday at Miami.

The game will again be played before boisterous Philly fans at Wells Fargo Center. They have also won nine straight games without their best player, dating back to the regular season. I've been able to do everything. He will not play in Game 1 and from that point going forward, we'll figure some stuff out. And I feel great.




In Embiid, the Sixers have a big-game player that who excels on the national stage.

It's rare that you see upsets in the NBA playoffs, it isn't as unpredictably comparatively to the NFL or NHL playoffs, heck we've had the same finals for three years in a row.

The timetable for his return is still unclear.

Philadelphia beat Miami 130-103 in Game 1 on Saturday.

Nov 21, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid fakes his shot against Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside.

Overall, Philadelphia is riding a 16-game winning streak into the playoffs.

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