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Report : The 76ers have no plans to bench Joel Embiid

Published April 21, 2024 at 11:21
BY KEVIN BARREAU
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Throughout the season, the Philadelphia 76ers have faced recurring injury concerns with their star center, Joel Embiid. In Game 1 of the playoffs against the New York Knicks, those worries resurfaced once again. Embiid left the court briefly before halftime following a left knee injury scare. After landing awkwardly following a dunk, he fell to the ground, clutching his knee in discomfort before limping off to the locker room.

The incident occurred with less than three minutes remaining in the second quarter, prompting concerns among fans and teammates alike. Although Embiid managed to walk off under his own power, the sight of him grasping his knee raised doubts about his condition. Despite the scare, Embiid returned to the court for the second half without experiencing further issues with his knee.

Philadelphia's head coach, Nick Nurse, addressed concerns about potentially sidelining Embiid for the rest of the season. Nurse stated that shutting down Embiid is not currently under consideration, emphasizing Embiid's desire to continue playing despite any lingering knee issues.

The Sixers must navigate the delicate balance of managing Embiid's health while competing in the playoffs. With the series against the Knicks already underway and the team trailing 0-1, Embiid's well-being remains a focal point for Philadelphia as they aim to advance in the postseason.


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