The Philadelphia 76ers are at the moment the eighth staff within the East with an excellent 8-8 file.
They’re battling it out amongst groups such because the Toronto Raptors forward of them (9-8) and the Brooklyn Nets behind them (8-9).
That implies that each recreation counts and there might be no off nights for Philly.
Nicely, they could expertise a few them developing.
76ers star Joel Embiid has a left mid-foot sprain and can miss the upcoming back-to-back video games vs. Nets and Hornets. He shall be re-evaluated within the coming days.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 21, 2022
The 76ers realized each good and unhealthy information on Monday.
The unhealthy information was that Joel Embiid has a left mid-foot sprain.
Nonetheless, the excellent news is that he’s solely set to overlook a few video games.
These two video games, back-to-backs in opposition to the Nets and Charlotte Hornets, shall be with out Embiid, James Harden, and Tyrese Maxey.
That’s a tricky tablet to swallow for Philadelphia followers.
Embiid’s Huge Season
Embiid performed for 36 pivotal minutes on Saturday within the staff’s 112-109 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
With about 5 minutes left within the recreation, it seemed like Embiid suffered the damage to his foot when Georges Niang crashed into Karl-Anthony Cities and rolled into him.
In complete, Embiid put up 32 factors, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Up to now this season, he has been enjoying his coronary heart out with a median of 32.3 factors, 10.1 rebounds, and 4.6 assists – together with an astonishing 59-point, 11-rebound recreation in opposition to the Utah Jazz on the 13 of November.
Embiid has his eyes set on the MVP trophy this yr, an accomplishment he’s needed to realize for years now.
Based mostly on what we now have seen from him currently, that’s very attainable.
Within the grand scheme of issues, Embiid’s upcoming absence might have been worse.
Nonetheless, the 76ers desire a participant of his caliber on the ground as a lot as attainable.