PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Another day, another Philadelphia sports star gets injured. This time Sixers center Joel Embiid was sidelined briefly by a gruesome finger injury.
On Monday night, all the questions about Embiid’s toughness officially died after the All-Star center fought through a gruesome-looking injury and helped the Sixers snap a four-game losing streak.
Embiid was guarding Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder when the injury happened in the first quarter. He suffered a dislocated ring finger on his non-shooting hand.
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He would leave the game, have it taped-up and return to the court.
Embiid would finish with 18 points, eight assists and nine boards, helping the Sixers snap their season-high four-game losing streak.
“It was pretty bad. I was basically playing with one hand,” Embiid told reporters after the game.”But in the middle of the losing streak, I just wanted to make sure that I do everything possible to try and get us a win.”
“I actually threw up when I saw that,” Ben Simmons said. “I’m glad he came back out, we needed him. He is a big part of the team.”
Embiid missed Tuesday’s practice and had his finger evaluated. He has been listed as questionable for Thursday night’s home game against the Boston Celtics.