Joel Embiid injury update: 76ers star listed as out for Game 3, but status could change, per report

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The Philadelphia 76ers have actually missed out on All-Star center Joel Embiid in a huge method throughout their 2 opening losses to the Miami Heat in the 2nd round. Embiid is sidelined forever after suffering a concussion and damaged orbital bone versus the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the preliminary last Thursday. Currently Embiid is noted as out for Game 3 in Philadelphia on Friday, however Adrian Wojnarowski reports that his status might alter based upon his development in between now and tip off.  

This news follows Sixers coach Doc Rivers stated on Tuesday that the huge guy is doing “a lot better,” however included that he didn’t wish to offer any “false hope.” Rivers’ post-game upgrade after Wednesday night’s Game 3 wasn’t far more positive. 

“He looked good, as far as talking,” Rivers stated. “But he’s got so many steps to go through, and I don’t think he’s cleared any of them right now. So we just have to wait and see.”

Although Embiid has actually missed out on the very first 2 video games of this series, and might possibly miss out on the 3rd video game also, there’s been internal hope within the Sixers that he’ll have the ability to go back to action eventually in the series. How much optimism stays, however, is uncertain. During Wednesday’s broadcast, TNT’s Chris Haynes reported that Embiid was only simply able to begin utilizing a mobile phone once again as the brightness of it was troubling him in his post-concussion state.

Embiid has actually had a rough postseason when it concerns injury problems. Prior to suffering the concussion and damaged bone in his face, the MVP prospect was currently playing through a torn ligament in his ideal thumb that will need surgical treatment this offseason. Embiid promised to play through that injury, and is most likely excited to go back to the court.

Embiid suffered the injury to his face late in the 4th quarter of Game 6 versus Toronto after being elbowed by Raptors forward Pascal Siakam. You can see the play listed below: 

The Sixers do not appear to have much of a possibility versus the Heat without their finest gamer, so the quicker Embiid can return out on the court for Philadelphia, the much better. 

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