Injury Update: Joel Embiid visits with doctors, will see his knee reacts to medical treatment before making a decision about Game 1 in Boston Monday night
We received a quick update on Joel Embiid and his sprained LCL from John Clark this morning and it was pretty much what you should have expected.
After meeting with Doctors, Embiid’s status for Game 1 against the Boston Celtics on Monday night continues to remain up in the air. There’s a good chance that we won’t know officially if Embiid will play Monday night until Sunday or Monday. The Sixers are currently waiting to see how the LCL in Embiid’s right knee responds to treatment over the next day or two before making a call on him being able to play.
John Clark: Joel Embiid Status for Game 1
Honestly, I really don’t see the need to let anyone know what Embiid’s “status” is for the second round of the playoffs. I wouldn’t tell anyone until minutes before tipoff anyways.
There’s nothing to gain from letting people know how healthy Embiid is going to be by Monday’s game one matchup in Boston.
So maybe everyone just needs to relax?
Joel Embiid will be playing against the Boston Celtics. I really do believe that. We have seen this guy play on a torn meniscus and basically played last playoffs with nine fingers and a broken face.
Embiid knows what’s at stake this year. He is one of the most self-aware athletes not only in the NBA, but in all of professional sports. After years of being hurt and falling short in the second round of the playoffs, there’s no shot he won’t be on the court.
If I’m wrong, then I’ll happily eat my words before jumping off the Ben Franklin Bridge, but I’m pretty sure I’m right.