Joel Embiid injury update – Hawks despite torn Meniscus in right knee
The team has announced that Joel Embiid, its MVP finalist, will be starting Game 1 of the playoff series against Atlanta Hawks. This comes after days of uncertainty. Doc Rivers, the head coach, previously stated that Embiid was a decision made at game time. It is clear that everything went well in pregame warmups to allow him to be available.
Joel embiid injury sustained a minor meniscus tear in his right leg in the first round playoffs. He was treated for the injury and is now ready to play in the second game. The injury occurred in Game 4 against the Washington Wizards. After taking a fall while driving to the basket, Embiid left the game in the second quarter. He went up towards the rim but Robin Lopez blocked him. Embiid fell on his right foot and fell onto his back. He was out of the game for the entire second quarter, spending the rest of the game in the locker room. At halftime, he was declared out of the game by the Sixers with right knee pain. As the Sixers ended the series, he sat out Game 5.
Doc Rivers, the head coach, did not provide any additional information regarding Embiid’s injury after the game. He said he expected to learn more on Tuesday.
In the first three series games, Embiid averaged 29.3 point and shot 67.4 per cent from the floor. He led the Sixers to a stunning Game 3 victory. He scored a playoff record-high 36 points, shooting 14-for-18.
Cleaning the Glass found that the Sixers scored 13.0 more points per 100 possessions when Embiid was on the court, compared to when he wasn’t. In the 21 games that Embiid missed, the team was 10-11.
Embiid was sidelined for 10 games after sustaining a left knee injury in Washington on March 12. During that stretch, the Sixers went 7-3.