Ahead of Philadelphia’s second-round matchup with Miami in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, Shams Charania of the Athletic broke the news that Embiid has suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion.
Embiid was already playing through a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Sources: 76ers All-NBA star Joel Embiid suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion in series-clinching Game 6 win last night in Toronto. He will be listed as out and there is no timetable for his return.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 30, 2022
Here’s the latest on Embiid’s injury and when he could return.
What is Joel Embiid’s injury?The 76ers confirmed that Embiid has suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion.
The injury occurred in Philadelphia’s Game 6 win over Toronto in the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs.
This appears to be the play Embiid suffered the injury on:
Joel Embiid suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion on this play:
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How long will Joel Embiid be out?
According to Charania, Embiid will be listed as out and there is no timetable for his return.
Game 1 between the 76ers and Heat will take place in Miami on Monday, May 2. Game 2 will be played on Wednesday, May 4.
Embiid suffered a left orbital fracture during the 2017-18 season that required surgery. He missed the final eight games of the regular season and the first two games of the playoffs, sidelining him for around three weeks.