Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will miss at least two games with a left mid-foot sprain, the team announced on Monday. The five-time NBA All-Star’s status will be reevaluated in the coming days.
The Sixers were already without James Harden (right foot sprain) and Tyrese Maxey (left foot fracture) entering a home game against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, when Philadelphia is expected to host an active Ben Simmons for the first time since he held out and forced a trade from the team last season.
Embiid has also been ruled out for Wednesday’s road game against the Charlotte Hornets. The 76ers are scheduled to visit the Orlando Magic for games on Friday and Sunday. Whether Embiid travels with his team on Tuesday for the start of a three-game road trip could reveal more about the severity of his injury.
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