PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Sixers fans are waking up to good news on Saturday about All-Star center Joel Embiid. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Embiid’s MRI showed no structural damage to his left knee, just a bone bruise.
She also reports that his ACL and meniscus are “fine.”READ MORE: Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Involving Ocean City Beach Patrol Members Under Investigation
ESPN Sources with @ramonashelburne: Philadelphia Sixers star Joel Embiid's MRI showed no structural damage to his left knee, just a bone bruise. ACL and meniscus are fine. No timeline yet on a return.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 13, 2021
The injury happened Friday night during the Sixers 127-101 win over the Washington Wizards.
Shortly after the report, the Sixers tweeted out that Embiid will be re-evaluated in two weeks.READ MORE: Multiple Faiths Joining Forces To Combat Philadelphia's Rising Gun Violence
Joel Embiid is out with a left knee bone bruise. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 13, 2021
Embiid, an MVP candidate for his role on the Eastern Conference-leading Sixers, was in his first game back following a week-long absence for contract tracing. He entered Friday averaging 30.2 points and 11.6 rebounds.
He had also grabbed seven rebounds before his departure with 6:20 left in the third.
Following a dunk for his last points, Embiid landed awkwardly on his left leg, his knee joint appearing to bend slightly forward. He laid on the floor for several minutes, and a stretcher was briefly brought onto the court, but the center eventually limped off under his own power.MORE NEWS: 2 Mothers, Babies Rushed To Hospital After Being Rescued From Burning Frankford Apartment Building, Officials Say
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