Sixers' Embiid rolls left ankle in practice

NBA.com Global on Oct 27, 2018 06:37 AM
Sixers' Embiid rolls left ankle in practice
FILE - PHILADELPHIA,PA - DECEMBER 18: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers smiles after the big win and dropping 33 points against the Brooklyn Nets at Wells Fargo Center on December 18, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Philadelphia 76ers are waiting to see if star center Joel Embiid will be able to play in the team's next game.

Embiid rolled his left ankle at the end of the team's practice on Friday when he stepped on teammate Amir Johnson's foot. The team is expected to list Embiid as questionable for Saturday's (Sunday, PHL time) road game against the Charlotte Hornets.

"He just came down on Amir's foot and had a slight roll of the ankle. We don't know much more than that," said Sixers coach Brett Brown. "They told me that he will be listed as questionable tomorrow. ... We're listing it as questionable and we're going to learn a lot more later this afternoon."

Embiid is the Sixers' leading scorer (29.6 points per game) and is playing the highest minutes (35.6 mpg) of his career this season. He has recorded a double-double in each of the Sixers' game this season.

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