Joel Embiid injury update: out for season
March 1, 2017
The process is delayed once again.
The latest Joel Embiid injury udpate isn't good. The Sixers center underwent an MRI on his left knee Monday afternoon, and the results are that he won't play again this season.
"The assessment of Monday's follow-up MRI of Joel Embiid's left knee appears to reveal that the area affected by the bone bruise has improved significantly, while the previously identified meniscus tear appears more pronounced in this most recent scan," said Sixers Chief Medical Director and Co-Chief of Sports Medicine Orthopedics at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Jonathan Glashow. "We will continue to work with leading specialists to gather additional information through clinical examination and sequential testing to determine the best course of action and next steps."
The 76ers say that Embiid’s status is changed from out indefinitely to out for the remainder of this season.
"Our primary objective and focus remains to protect his long-term health and ability to perform on the basketball court," said Sixers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo. "As our medical team and performance staff continue their diligence in the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of Joel's injury, we will provide any pertinent updates when available."
According to The Intelligencer, "Embiid will finish the season having appeared in just 31 of the Sixers' 82 games after missing his first two seasons due to a pair of right foot surgeries. He averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.45 blocked shots, and was the NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month three times (October/November, December and January)."