Report: Embiid diagnosed with ‘displaced flap of the meniscus' originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Joel Embiid’s status remains up in the air.
“A displaced flap is considered to be a type of tear of the meniscus, according to orthopedic knee specialists. Embiid, his doctors and the 76ers are continuing to discuss whether the best course of action is to rest and rehab the injury or to undergo a procedure that would require him to miss extended time.”
A Sixers official said Thursday that the reigning MVP has “an injury to the lateral meniscus.”
Embiid, who’s averaged an NBA-best 35.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists, left the Sixers’ game Tuesday night against the Warriors in the fourth quarter after Jonathan Kuminga fell on his left knee. After missing five January games because of his problematic knee, Embiid’s movement was concerning throughout the loss to Golden State.
They’ll begin a four-game homestand Saturday night vs. the Nets. Along with Embiid, De’Anthony Melton (lumbar spine stress response) and Robert Covington (left knee bone bruise) are out. Tobias Harris (illness), Nicolas Batum (left hamstring tightness) and Marcus Morris Sr. (left foot plantar fasciitis) were listed as questionable on the Sixers’ afternoon injury report.