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Embiid has procedure on injured meniscus, will be re-evaluated in four weeks

Embiid has procedure on injured meniscus, will be re-evaluated in four weeks originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Joel Embiid has checked off the surgery box in his recovery from a left knee injury.

The Sixers released the following statement Tuesday morning:

“Joel Embiid had a successful procedure today to address an injury to the lateral meniscus in his left knee. He will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks."

Embiid exited the Sixers' loss to the Warriors a week ago in the fourth quarter after Jonathan Kuminga fell on his left knee and has been out since. The note that he'll re-evaluated in about a month is the first timeline-related update that the Sixers have provided.

The seven-time All-Star big man watched the Sixers' defeat Monday night to the Mavs from the bench. The Sixers have lost six of their last seven games and are just 4-11 this season when Embiid's been sidelined.

They'll face Golden State again on Wednesday in their final game before the NBA trade deadline, which is Thursday at 3 p.m. ET.

“We’ve got to be extremely competitive — that’s with or without big fella," Tyrese Maxey said. “But without him, we’ve got to be extremely competitive. We’ve got to play a lot harder, play with a lot more edge, and go out there and play together.

“Even with the blitzes or whatever happens, I’ve got to get off the ball faster and maybe (Paul Reed has) got to get in the pocket quicker; we’ve all got to do it collectively. But there’s only one way we’re going to fix it, and that’s just staying together and going out there and working on it.”