The number of injured players is increasing one by one. Following Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, Joel Embiid is also unable to play Game 4 due to right knee pain.
On the 22nd (Korean time), the American sports media ‘ESPN’ said, “Embiid injured his right knee. He will not be able to play in Game 4 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets, which will be held on the 23rd.”
The Philadelphia 76ers took down games 1-3. With one more win, advance to the second round of the playoffs is confirmed.
During this process, Embiid was an absolute presence in Philadelphia. He endured Brooklyn’s intensive defense, including double and triple teams, and played an average of 20 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4 assists in 3 playoff games. Most of all, Embiid was focused on defense, and many scoring opportunities went to other teammates.
The exact condition of Embiid’s knee is unknown. He was caught limping after injuring his knee during the third quarter of his last game. Philadelphia is away from Brooklyn, but Embiid returns to Philadelphia for an MRI.
Regardless of participation, it is possible to join the team early next week at the earliest. Philadelphia is also cautious about the exact timing of his return. As much as there is room for the current series situation, we are focusing on restoring health rather than returning Embiid.
‘ESPN’ announced, “Even if Brooklyn wins the 4th game and the series goes to the 5th game, it is unknown whether Embiid will be able to play.” 안전놀이터