The Sixers superstar continues to play with a partial tear of the lateral meniscus in his knee and despite this he maintains the level that his team needs
We all have a message for Joel Embiid. What it does is commendable, but at the same time you have to be very careful.
Even if Doc Rivers Don’t be too concerned about what’s going on with your superstar, the words tear and meniscus always cause a certain degree of concern and probably a couple of days off will not fully heal.
Meanwhile the Philadelphia 76ers have to settle for what the pivot can offer them, which so far has been much better than what he contributed in the first round.
Embiid is averaging 30.8 points and 12.3 rebounds in all four games of the series against the Atlanta Hawks, including a 17-point, 21-rebound fourth game, where he admitted knee discomfort, giving his worst second half of the season with zero hits in twelve attempts from the field ( 4-20 in total).
The series returns to the Wells Fargo Center this Wednesday in the hope that Embiid’s knee will not continue to cause problems and that he can be that point man who leads the Sixers to a lead in the series.
Dwight howard being with the Houston Rockets in 2015 he also suffered a meniscus injury that limited him in that postseason series against eventual champions, the Golden State Warriors.
“I think he (Embiid) is going to come back and have a fantastic game. He is going to dominate the painting and that is what we will need to win the game ”.
And just as a veteran of the stature of Howard has faith in Embiid, Philadelphia fans alike hope that their star center (who was on the All-NBA second team) can put his ailments behind, or at least bear them, before a Hawks team that has given them more battle than they thought.