This Friday, some American media announced that the Cameroonian pivot Joel Embiid, resident of the franchise of the Philadelphia Sixers, was forfeited for an indefinite period, due to a fracture of the orbit of the right eye.
It’s a big blow for the Philadelphia 76ers. This Friday, some American media, either ESPN as well as The Athletic, announced that the Cameroonian pivot Joel Embiid, a real star of this franchise, was out for an indefinite period, due to a concussion as well as a fracture of the orbit of the right eye. This injury dates back no later than this Thursday, when Embiid was then nudged by his compatriot Pascal Siakam, resident of the Toronto Raptors franchise, at the very end of the meeting. At that time, the Sixers’ lead was a total of 29 points, in the fourth and final quarter of Game 6. A match therefore won by the Philadelphia franchise and which thus also definitively sealed this qualification. for the conference semi-finals.
Embiid also suffers from a ligament tear in one thumb
It is not the first time that the interior has suffered such an injury. In 2018, Embiid was then shot in the left eye. An injury that had led to an operation and a three-week unavailability. Since Game 3, against these same Toronto Raptors, Embiid also suffers from a ligament tear in his right thumb. However, the player and his franchise had decided to wait until the end of these play-offs, to consider a possible operation. The Sixers will therefore have to do without their star, while they are still engaged in these famous play-offs. Their Eastern Conference semi-final will begin on Monday, May 2, against the Miami Heat. This season, the Cameroonian is one of the finalists to hope to win the title of MVP.
BASKETBALL – NBA / PLAY-OFFS 2022
MIAMI HEAT (1) – PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (4)
Game 1 on Monday, May 2 in Miami
Game 2 on Wednesday, May 4 in Miami
Game 3 on Friday, May 6 in Philadelphia
Game 4 on Sunday, May 8 in Philadelphia
Game 5 (if necessary) on Monday, May 9 in Miami
Game 6 (if needed) Wednesday, May 11 in Philadelphia
Game 7 (if necessary) on Saturday May 14 in Miami