Sixers C Embiid sidelined by back injury

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 20, 2017 08:26 AM
Sixers C Embiid sidelined by back injury
FILE - PHILADELPHIA,PA - NOVEMBER 1 : Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers gives high-fives to fans after the win against the Atlanta Hawks at Wells Fargo Center on October 25,2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been ruled out for their game against Sacramento because of a back injury.

Embiid did not travel with the team to Chicago for Monday’s (Tuesday, PHL time) 117-115 loss to the Bulls. He was expected to play against the Kings on the second night of back-to-back games, but coach Brett Brown said the team’s medical staff advised him to keep the seven-foot center on the sideline.

The injury has kept Embiid out for four of the last six games. Brown says Embiid’s back “is still a little bit sore.”

Embiid is averaging 24.1 points and 11 rebounds.

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