PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star middle Joel Embiid expects to return to the lineup subsequent week from a sore left knee that has price him the final 5 video games.
Embiid sat out once more Saturday evening in opposition to the Golden State Warriors and has not performed because the 2019 NBA All-Star Recreation on Feburary 17. The 24-year-old Embiid is averaging 27.three factors and 13.5 rebounds in 54 video games for the Sixers. Embiid underwent an MRI final week, which revealed no structural injury, and he’ll bear bodily remedy
“It’s all about long run preservation and ensuring I’m prepared not only for the playoffs, but additionally for the following 15 years,” Embiid mentioned.
Embiid mentioned he may “for positive” play via the delicate tendinitis however wished to relaxation up for the stretch run and the playoffs. Embiid additionally dismissed any connection between his soreness and taking part in 23 minutes within the All-Star Recreation.
He didn’t give a selected sport for his return, however the Sixers play once more Tuesday in opposition to Orlando, and three extra time via March 10.