Sixers coach Doc Rivers reacts to Joel Embiid’s injury, gives an update

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TORONTO–As the Philadelphia 76ers prepare for Game 4 on Saturday afternoon with the Toronto Raptors, the focus will be on Joel Embiid as he revealed that he hurt his wrist in the Game 3 win. The big fella was able to then practice on Friday, but the fear now is that he has a torn ligament in his thumb.

In his pregame presser, coach Doc Rivers discussed the injury as the team prepared to close out the Raptors. He did say that he does have some concern for his star player.

“Yeah, there’s concern, but it is what it is,” he said.

The big question then becomes, can Embiid make the injury worse by playing in this game? What if something happens with it and he’s out long-term?

“No,” said Rivers. “The one thing we know, it can’t get worse.”

After Saturday, the Sixers will then head back to Philadelphia regardless of the result of Saturday’s game and the big fella will undergo some tests in order to figure out treatment.

“I guess we’re gonna do the MRI,” Rivers explained. “I think we already know what it is to be honest, just gotta make sure. There’s no really additional treatment to that though.”

With the fear that it is a torn ligament, Rivers downplayed that a bit. However, he did add that it’s not a great injury.

“I’m not sure, but it’s not a great injury,” he said. “I’m just gonna leave it at that.”

Game 4 in Toronto is set for 2 p.m. EDT.

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