76ers C Joel Embiid Reportedly Has a Torn Meniscus In His Left Knee
It took a while for Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid’s career to take off due to injury, but this year was supposed to be different. And it was….until now.
On Saturday, what was originally diagnosed as a bone bruise turned out to be something much worse, as Embiid suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee that’s not believed to be severe.
“I don’t think it’s proper to term it actually ‘a torn meniscus,'” GM Bryan Colangelo told reporters Saturday. ” … The MRI revealed obviously what we thought it to be, a bone bruise. And there was also the recognition that there was a very minor meniscal tear, but it was not thought to be acute.”
Fortunately for the Philadelphia 76ers, it was a low-grade tear and he will probably not need to undergo any type of surgery to repair it.
Embiid suffered the injury Jan. 20 against the Portland Trail Blazers and he’s set to miss his ninth consecutive game.
“I’m not healthy,” he told reporters after Saturday’s shootaround, as quoted by Keith Pompey of philly.com. “I think my knee (has a) bone bruise. It’s been on and off working out. It swells up a little bit, and then it kind of slows down.”
“I would say today is the best day I felt in the past two weeks,” he said after participating in shootaround.