The Philadelphia 76ers’ injury luck continues to get worse. The team has picked up some notable knocks in recent weeks which include James Harden and Tyrese Maxey each being placed in walking boots with injuries set to keep them out for multiple weeks. Tobias Harris and Furkan Korkamz have also missed the past two games with hip and knee injuries to further complicate things. The Sixers also had a significant scare during the loss to the Timberwolves when Joel Embiid suffered a scary injury late in the fourth quarter.

As the superstar attempted to go for an offensive rebound during a Sixers fast-break, Georges Niang rolled up on Embiid while falling to the floor. It looked similar to an offensive lineman being rolled up by a running back on the football field which is a common cause of injury. The big man went down in a heap and was in a great deal of pain as his ankle rolled underneath him.

Oh man. Joel Embiid is down 🙏

— 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙠𝙞𝙣’ 𝙉𝘽𝘼 (@_Talkin_NBA) November 20, 2022

The fact that Joel Embiid is still walking, let along staying in the game after this, is nothing short of a miracle.

Philadelphia personified @JoelEmbiid

— Josh Reynolds (@JoshReynolds24) November 20, 2022

Embiid’s Plays Through Pain

Despite the scary-looking injury and massive amount of pain he appeared to be in, Embiid remained in the game. He moved around the court with a notable limp but this did not stop him from leaving it all on the court. Just a few plays after play resumed Embiid dove on the floor for a loose ball and knocked down a crucial three-pointer to pull the Sixers within three points.

Joel Embiid did this just moments after rolling his ankle in a way that looked like it could be a significant injury

Nothing but respect for the effort and heart he has brought to the Sixers in recent

— Sean Barnard (@Sean_Barnard1) November 20, 2022

In total, Embiid ended the matchup with 32 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and three steals. With the Sixers lacking effective guard play without Maxey and Harden, Embiid took it upon himself to play a larger role in the team’s passing. He also put focus on using his massive frame to attack the rim and …read more



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