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REPORT: Joel Embiid Has Meniscus Tear In Left Knee


Joel Embiid was rolling this season and Philly on a new wave, however, after taking a fall on January 20th against the Blazers, Embiid has missed 11 of the last 12 games which includes the last 8 in a row. Though he busted out a few moves on stage with Meek Mill a few days ago at his concert, there are reports coming out that a torn meniscus in his left knee has kept him out of action. Via DerekBodner.com:

There is some thought that the torn meniscus could be a pre-existing condition which an ensuing MRI discovered, rather than caused by the fall on January 20th, although the two injuries being related has not been completely ruled out.

The tear is a low-grade tear and is not expected to require surgical intervention. It is unclear whether the tear is contributing to the soreness and swelling which has kept Embiid out of 11 of the last 12 games, including the last 8 in a row.

Embiid has been ruled out of tonight’s game against the Miami Heat, and there is a good chance he will remain out through the All-Star break, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

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