A Clean MRI Doesn’t Mean Embiid is Out of the Woods Yet

Deep breaths Sixers fans, deep breaths. This season has certainly gotten off to a rocky start for Philadelphia, but there is some good news in the sense that Joel Embiid’s MRI over the weekend showed no tears or structural damage. Embiid has been dealing with knee soreness after crashing into Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas during the Sixers season opener. Initially, the collision sounded bad, with Embiid saying he couldn’t walk for two days. Since then, Embiid has been listed as questionable in each of Philadelphia’s games, where he has often been a game-time decision. With Ben Simmons still not playing, Embiid has had to shoulder the majority of both the Sixers offense and defense. This extra load has certainly stressed out Sixers fans considering Embiid’s history of knee problems and lower body injuries. It is our assumption that, despite the clean MRI, this knee injury could have lingering effects on Embiid throughout the 2021-22 season. Read more.


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