Embiid (knee) will not play in summer league, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Embiid played just 31 games last season due to scheduled rest and a variety of injuries, and given the big man's injury history, the team is remaining as cautious as possible with their franchise big man. Look for another update surrounding Embiid's status to come following summer league and near the start of training camp, as the 76ers will likely have a better idea by then of his status for the 2017-18 regular season.
Embiid (knee) indicated he expects to get back on the court in two-to-three weeks, Matt Petersen of NBA.com reports.
Embiid underwent surgery back in March to address a meniscus tear in his left knee and it appears everything is going as planned and he's progressing just fine in his recovery. With only a few more weeks standing in his way for getting back on the court, it sounds like Embiid should have plenty of time this offseason to get back into shape and work on his game, so look for the big man to be at full strength heading into training camp. Embiid was held on a minutes restriction for the majority of his 2016-17 campaign (31 games) and was still extremely effective, so he should be in store for big things during his second season with the Sixers as long as he can avoid the injury bug.
The surgery addressed a meniscus tear in the big man's left knee. It focused on the removal of a small portion of his meniscus that was believed to be responsible for his symptoms. He is estimated to return to full weight-bearing activities in roughly two weeks, and a conservative approach going forward will be introduced from there. Bryan Colangelo, the 76ers' president of Basketball Operations, forecasts Embiid having a healthy return to basketball activity. At this point in time there is nothing to indicate the Kansas product will not be ready to go heading into training camp next season.
Embiid (knee) will undergo surgery in the coming few days to repair the partially torn meniscus in his left knee.
The Sixers didn't release an exact date for the surgery, but it sounds like it will happen at some point later this week. More details surrounding a timetable for a return are expected to be released following the surgery, so we'll likely have to wait to see if it's something that could linger into training camp next fall. Embiid has already gone through two foot surgeries and is no stranger to a lengthy rehab, but he'll likely spend yet another summer going through the long process. In his absence, Jahlil Okafor (knee) could start when healthy, but his recent injury has allowed Richaun Holmes to pick up the bulk of the workload and thrive at center, so the two will likely now be stuck in a timeshare.
Embiid (knee) is "very likely" to undergo knee surgery, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
The news isn't all that surprising after the Sixers announced back in February that Embiid was dealing with a torn meniscus, but there had been hope that the tear was small enough to avoid surgery. It looks as though that will not be the case, meaning Embiid will likely go under the knife for the third time in the last three years. The No. 3 pick in the 2014 draft has already undergone two surgeries to address a navicular bone fracture in his right foot, which kept him out of action for the entirety of the 2014-15 and 2015-16 campaigns. At this point, with the procedure still pending, Embiid is without any sort of timetable, but the hope, of course, is that he'll be back for the start of next season.
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