Joel Embiid suffers slight tear in Meniscus, listed day-to-day
We finally have injury news regarding Joel Embiid. The 76ers have announced Joel suffered a small lateral tear in his right meniscus and is day-today. With that, Joel is officially out for game five tonight. This injury seems a lot worse than it is based on the report.
Usually, meniscus tears can sideline a player for numerous months. Joel tore his left meniscus during his rookie season and missed the remainder of the season. But from this, it looks like Joel will be okay and just needs a few days. When players sprain an ankle or knee, the muscle is slightly torn. This injury seems much closer to that end of the spectrum than a complete tear.
What is a lateral tear in the meniscus? Symptoms of a lateral meniscus tear may include tenderness and pain around the outside surface of the knee, particularly along the joint line. With a lateral meniscus tear, there is typically swelling which appears within 24 to 48 hours of the injury occurring.
If Joel were seriously hurt, the team wouldn’t list Joel Embiid as day-to-day whatsoever, so with that, Sixers fans can breathe a bit. Hopefully, the 76ers can eliminate the Wizards tonight in game five at home and get Joel a few extra days rest before the Semi-Finals this weekend.
Mandatory Credit: Associated Press