Doc Rivers gives injury update on Joel Embiid as Sixers return from trip

CAMDEN, NJ.–The Philadelphia 76ers got back to work at practice on Tuesday as they returned home from a perfect 5-0 road trip. They were able to show off a ton of resilience and they were able to come together as a team in order to win games.

The last win of the trip, a 21-point comeback thriller over the Sacramento Kings, featured the Sixers being short-handed. They were down both James Harden and Joel Embiid as Philadelphia wants to manage their injuries.

Embiid missed the win over the Kings due to left foot soreness. It is an injury that held him out for three games earlier in the year. With Philadelphia back at practice, coach Doc Rivers revealed that he was not able to practice.

“He’s here, but he didn’t go,” he said. “We did a lot of skeleton work, walkthrough stuff.”

As far as his status for Wednesday’s matchup with the Brooklyn Nets, Rivers isn’t sire.

“I don’t know,” he stated. “He’s day-to-day. We’ll see how he progresses.”

Considering this is the same injury Embiid had earlier in the year, one might assume there would be some concern. Rivers isn’t worried at the moment.

“It’s the same thing and we just want to make sure it’s right,” Rivers added. “If it’s right, he plays. If it’s not, we’ll wait another game and see where he’s at.”

Embiid is obviously the engine that drives this machine in Philadelphia. They will need the big fella at his best so this is a situation that is worth monitoring for the future.


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