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Joel Embiid was having a magical
rookie season, but it ended out of nowhere and too soon. The Sixers announced today that Embiid is being shutdown for the season due to his knee injury.
After missing his first two seasons since being drafted due to a foot injury, Embiid had Philly on a new wave in his rookie year. The Process averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game through the first 31 games this year. It wasn’t just the numbers that told the story for Embiid, it was the eye-test. If you followed the Sixers, you can see the incredible skill-set and versatility this young man has and can only be excited for his future.
“The assessment of Monday’s follow-up MRI of Joel Embiid’s left knee appears to reveal that the area affected by the bone bruise has improved significantly, while the previously identified meniscus tear appears more pronounced in this most recent scan,” said Sixers Chief Medical Director and Co-Chief of Sports Medicine Orthopedics at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Jonathan Glashow. “We will continue to work with leading specialists to gather additional information through clinical examination and sequential testing to determine the best course of action and next steps.”
Embiid’s status is changed from out indefinitely to out for the remainder of this season.
Our prayers go out to Embiid, we can’t wait to see him back on the court next season.