Joel Embiid Out Indefinitely With Orbital Fracture!
Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid is out indefinitely after suffering a right orbital fracture and mild concussion during the Philadelphia 76ers’ Game 6 win at the Toronto Raptors…
CelebnSports247.com reports The complexion of the Eastern Conference playoffs has been altered significantly with the news that Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is out indefinitely after suffering a right orbital fracture and mild concussion.
Everything changed during the team’s 132-97 series-clinching Game 6 win over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, according to Shams Charania.
Breaking: Joel Embiid suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion in Game 6 vs. Toronto, the 76ers announced.
He is out indefinitely. pic.twitter.com/ekwsJKdRlx
— ESPN (@espn) April 30, 2022
Embiid will be re-evaluated next week, but the good news is there has been no indication the orbital fracture, which is on his right side, will require surgery, per ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. Embiid suffered a left orbital fracture in 2018, which did require surgery. Again, this leaves the door open for Embiid to perhaps play through the fracture if he indeed clears concussion protocol at some point.
The play where Joel Embiid got injured pic.twitter.com/GYWDUxupoU
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) April 30, 2022
Embiid will be listed as out and there is no timetable for his return.
The Sixers will play the Miami Heat in their second round series. Embiid was already playing with a torn ligament in his right thumb.