Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is set to miss significant time after he and the team decided to insist on surgery to recover from his meniscus injury.
According to the latest reports, Embiid will undergo surgery in the coming week. Although a timeline for recovery after surgery has not yet been established, the 76ers big man is expected to “miss a long period of time,” according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
BREAKING: 76ers star Joel Embiid – the reigning MVP – will undergo a procedure this week to repair a left meniscus injury, a team official tells ESPN. A recovery timeline is expected after procedure, but expectation is that he will miss an extended period of time. pic.twitter.com/9c3ZqM7iT2
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2024
Regarding the surgery, a separate update by Shams Charania of The Athletic revealed that the procedure “will involve a dislocated meniscus flap.”
It is important to note, however, that this does not mean that Joel Embiid has down definitely finished the season. Obviously the lack of a clear timeline is a bit of a concern for 76ers fans, but Woj stressed that Philly is not closing the door on Embiid’s return in 2023-24.
Hopefully, the 29-year-old center can return sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, while he is away, All-Star guard Tyrese Maxey is expected to carry the scoring load for the 76ers, along with Kelly Oubre Jr. and Tobias Harris.
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