Philadelphia 76ers Issue Unfortunate Health Update
The Philadelphia 76ers issued an unfortunate health update this week.
On Thursday, the team announced that All-Star center Joel Embiid was out indefinitely with a serious hand injury.
Embiid hurt his hand earlier this week when he seemingly dislocated his finger. He ultimately returned, but it appears the injury is more serious than people originally anticipated.
According to an announcement made by the organization, Embiid suffered a torn ligament in his left hand.
The Sixers say Joel Embiid has a torn radial collateral ligament in the fourth metacarpal in his left hand. There is still no timetable for his return. He continues to consult with doctors about next steps.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 9, 2020
At the moment, no timetable for his return exists.
Embiid was averaging 23.4 points and 12.3 rebounds per game this year. Behind his dominant showings Philly firmly established itself as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
It will be interesting to see how Ben Simmons ends up playing with Embiid out.
Historically, the talented forward has done better with Embiid off the court than on it.
In Embiid’s absence, the onus will fall on Al Hortford and Tobias Harris to pick up the slack.
The Sixers will get their first taste of life without Embiid on Thursday night when they take on the Boston Celtics.