Sixers: Joel Embiid has concussion, fracture; will require surgery

Lawrence Cooper
March 30, 2018

Embiid and Fultz collided during the second quarter of the game, requiring the big man to miss the rest of the game as he would head to the hospital for tests. It will be good to see the highly lauded rookie back on the court playing basketball again, and we're all eager to see what he looks like taking jump shots. In addition, Embiid has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol. The Sixers did not give an update after the game, but Embiid posted a video on his Instagram story feed from his hospital room late Wednesday.

After years of rebuilding, the Sixers have established a young core of Embiid, Ben Simmons, Dario Saric, and Markelle Fultz. "All I can do is pray for him". In 62 appearances during the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season, Embiid is averaging 23.2 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 30.7 minutes. My heart dropped really because I know he hit me. His teammate Ben Simmons helped lead the way as he has done many times this season, finishing with 13 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds. He is averaging 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. The 76ers are set to play Friday in Atlanta and Sunday in Charlotte. Philadelphia would be the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs if the season ended today.

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After missing over 200 games in his short career thus far, neither Embiid nor the Sixers want to see him sitting on the sidelines any more.

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