Sixers heart Embiid out for season with knee harm | Information

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(The Sports activities Xchange) – Philadelphia 76ers heart Joel Embiid will miss the rest of the season to get better from a left knee harm, the staff introduced Wednesday.

Embiid underwent an MRI examination on his knee on Monday and the outcomes revealed the meniscus tear “seems extra pronounced.”

His standing was modified by the 76ers from out indefinitely, whereas coping with swelling and soreness in his left knee, to out for the rest of this season.

The 22-year-old Embiid, the No. three total choose in 2014, has not performed in a sport since Jan. 27.

“We are going to proceed to work with main specialists to assemble further info by way of scientific examination and sequential testing to find out the very best plan of action and subsequent steps,” stated Dr. Jonathan Glashow, the Sixers’ chief medical director.

The 7-foot, 250-pound Embiid missed the primary two seasons of his profession with foot accidents. The Cameroon native took the court docket this season and in 31 video games averaged 20.2 factors, 7.eight rebounds and a couple of.5 blocks in 25.four minutes per contest.

The 76ers (22-37) final week formally dominated out ahead Ben Simmons, the 2016 No. 1 total choose, for the rest of his rookie season after assessments revealed his damaged proper foot was not absolutely healed.