Pain: Joel Embiid listed as out for 76ers’ Game Three matchup against Miami Heat
The Philadelphia 76ers have listed Joel Embiid as out for their Game 3 matchup against the Miami Heat, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
The good news is that this status could change ahead of tomorrow’s game, but there’s been no inclination that he will be anywhere close to playing. Without Embiid, the 76ers have struggled against the Miami Heat, being blown out in both of their matchups so far this series.
Embiid suffered a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion in last week’s series-clinching Game 6 win in Toronto. During his absence, Sixers fans have been forced to watch DeAndre Jordan struggle as his replacement.
If he can’t play Friday night, it’s safe to say the Sixers’ championship hopes will be extremely unlikely unless they can pull off a miracle victory.
Game Three is scheduled to tip-off Friday night at 7 P.M. on ESPN.
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