Bradley Beal, Wizards offer support for Joel Embiid after knee injury

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Beal, Wizards offer support for Joel Embiid after injury originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Wizards lost to the Sixers on Friday night, but the big story from the game was a left knee injury for Joel Embiid that now has him headed for an MRI. You can often never glean the severity from a replay alone, but this one certainly did not look good.

After the game, Wizards players offered their support for the Sixers big man, who may be the current favorite to win the MVP award at season's end.

"I hope and pray everything is great with him. He’s having an MVP-caliber year," Bradley Beal said. "I definitely seen how his knee was locked out when he landed. That definitely made me a little nervous. But I know he’s a trooper, he’s a soldier. I pray that he has a great and healthy recovery."

"That’s always tough to see," Robin Lopez said. "I hope he’s okay."

Head coach Scott Brooks echoed Beal by noting Embiid may be having the best season of any player in the NBA right now.

"You hope that Embiid is fine. He’s on his way to possibly the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year. Hopefully his injury is just a scare and nothing serious," Brooks said.

Embiid, 26, is averaging 30.2 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game while leading the 26-12 Sixers, who hold the best record in the Eastern Conference.

According to ESPN, Embiid has preliminarily been diagnosed with a hyperextended knee. But the team won't know the full extent of his injury until the MRI results come back.