76ers announce surgery for Embiid, out indefinitely

NBA.com Global on Mar 30, 2018 08:14 AM
76ers announce surgery for Embiid, out indefinitely
FILE - UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 11: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball during the preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets on October 11, 2017 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Philadelphia 76ers press release

After suffering an injury at the 11:50 mark of 2nd quarter of last night’s (Thursday, PHL time) game against New York, Joel Embiid was initially evaluated in the locker room and later taken to Jefferson Hospital for further evaluation and testing.

Immediately following the injury, Embiid was assessed for a concussion, was asymptomatic at that time, and passed the NBA’s locker room concussion assessment tool. However, he later began experiencing symptoms, has since been diagnosed with a concussion, and has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol.

Embiid also underwent a CT scan, which revealed an orbital fracture of his left eye. Surgery will be performed in the coming days to address the orbital fracture, and further updates will be provided as appropriate.

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