Joel Embiid reportedly suffers no structural damage from knee injury originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Midway through the third quarter of the 76ers’ game against the Wizards Friday night, Philadelphia fans were given a major scare.
Star center Joel Embiid went up for a dunk as he’s done thousands of times, but he came down with his knee at the wrong angle and immediately collapsed to the floor.
ESPN reported on Saturday that Embiid underwent an MRI Saturday to determine what damage was done. Reportedly, it could have been a lot worse.
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
According to ESPN, 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.”
According to reports, Philadelphia expects to be without Embiid for at least two weeks with a “deep” bruise.
This is a major loss for the 76ers, who are in first place in the Eastern Conference. Embiid is playing the best basketball of his career and is perhaps the favorite for NBA MVP so far.
Beal and the Wizards offered their support for the star big man after the game.