76ers' Embiid making progress but no timetable for return

NBA.com Global on Apr 07, 2018 08:04 AM
76ers' Embiid making progress but no timetable for return
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 76ers press release

Joel Embiid underwent a post-operative examination by Dr. Jurij R. Bilyk and Dr. Howard Krein following successful surgery last Saturday (last Sunday, PHL time) to address the fractured orbital bone in his left eye. The surgeons were pleased with how the affected area is presenting to date and will determine when it is safe and medically advisable for Embiid to return to play.

With regards to the concussion he sustained, Embiid was cleared by an independent neurologist earlier this week. In order to complete the NBA’s concussion protocol, Embiid is now slated to begin the non-contact cardiovascular exertion steps required.

There is no timetable for Embiid’s return to play. Further updates will be provided as appropriate.

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