NBA Rumors: Joel Embiid’s Injury Won’t Require Surgery


Last week, the Philadelphia 76ers had an injury scare regarding their star center, Joel Embiid. Following an impressive overtime win in Game 3 in the first round against the Toronto Raptors, Joel Embiid revealed he was dealing with a hand injury.

After getting an MRI a few days later, it turned out that Embiid was dealing with a torn ligament in his thumb. While surgery was required, Embiid didn’t have to undergo a surgical procedure right away.

Therefore, Embiid intended to continue playing through the injury and would get surgery on his thumb in the offseason. While the thumb injury certainly wasn’t ideal, it wasn’t the end of the world for the Sixers’ playoff run.