Joel Embiid out of 76ers next two games due to sprained left foot

Minnesota Timberwolves v Philadelphia 76ers
Minnesota Timberwolves v Philadelphia 76ers

James Harden is out (right foot tendon sprain). Tyrese Maxey is out (left foot fracture).

Now Joel Embiid is out as well for Philadelphia.

The 76ers announced Embiid has a left mid-foot sprain and is now out for Tuesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets — the Ben Simmons return game — and the back-to-back Wednesday against the Hornets. He will be re-evaluated at that point, with Philadelphia going out on the road and facing Orlando on Friday.

This injury appeared to occur Saturday night against the Timberwolves, when the 76ers’ Georges Niang fell on Embiid’s foot and leg.

It’s a brutal run of injuries for the 76ers, although Embiid has talked of shoulder pain and other issues, a few days off could do his body good.

It will be a rough stretch for the Sixers, who have a -16.1 net rating this season when Embiid, Harden and Maxey are all off the floor.

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