Joel Embiid (facial contusion) makes early exit for 76ers on Wednesday

30 March, 2018, 01:05 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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Embiid posted a video on his Instagram story Wednesday night from a hospital, saying "not good".

Despite picking up their eighth win in a row on Wednesday after taking down the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers still suffered a loss when it comes to superstar center Joel Embiid, who was forced to leave the game early on after suffering a facial contusion following a collision with Markelle Fultz. According to ESPN, preliminary x-rays revealed no fractures but it's still unclear when the All-Star center will be back in the lineup.

Embiid was ruled out for the rest of the Sixers' 118-101 victory with a facial contusion.

"I was scared, " teammate Dario Saric said of his reaction to Embiid going down.


Embiid was trying to complete a dribble handoff to Fultz while setting a screen at the three-point line, but he lost control of the ball and both players went for it. Fultz accidentally knocked his head into Embiid's as he leaned downward, leaving the latter lying on the court, holding his face, as play continued. He lay on the floor for several minutes before finally being assisted by the 76ers' trainer.

"I know I hit him, but I believe he is OK, " Fultz said, per ESPN. Eventually, he was helped off the court. "My heart dropped. He's a tough guy".

Embiid is averaging 22.9 points, 11 boards and 1.8 blocks per game in 2018, leading the team in all three categories.

Head Coach Brett Brown had no further information in his post game press conference but the rather cryptic message sent out by Embiid suggests the outlook could be bleak.

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