PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sixers center Joel Embiid is now listed as “out indefinitely” and will have an MRI today, after experiencing swelling in his left knee.WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force To Announce Teacher Vaccination Initiative
On Thursday, the Sixers said Embiid’s target date to return is Friday, March 3. The Sixers have just 24 games remaining this season.READ MORE: Brotherly Love: Northeast Philadelphia Man, Family Bringing Joy To Hundreds Of Children Through Bikes
Embiid is suffering from a minor left meniscus tear and has not played since Jan. 27. The Sixers did not reveal Embiid was suffering from a meniscus tear until February 13th.
Embiid hyperextended his knee on Jan. 20, but played one week later.MORE NEWS: 3 Men Wanted For Stealing ATM From Convenience Store In Brewerytown, Philadelphia Police Say
Embiid, 22, is averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 2.5 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game over 31 games this season.