Joel Embiid Returning For Sixers On Wednesday

All-Star Sixers center Joel Embiid is expected to rejoin his teammates tonight against the Raptors, per Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Embiid injured his left ankle in the first quarter of an eventual 124-121 defeat by the Trail Blazers on Sunday. He subsequently missed a 130-117 loss against the Suns on Tuesday.

Embiid will be joined by returning Sixers starters Tobias Harris, Al Horford and Josh Richardson — all of whom also sat out for yesterday’s Phoenix contest — in the bout against the Raptors, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Reserve Sixers guard Alec Burks, meanwhile, will miss today’s contest to address left foot soreness, according to a separate tweet from Pompey. The injury is not anticipated to be a lasting impediment for Burks.

At 42-29, the 76ers currently occupy the sixth seed in the East. They are one game behind the fifth-seeded Pacers with two left to play. Philadelphia is 3-3 on the Disney World campus.

Pompey also tweets that young wings Oshae Brissett and Patrick McCaw will be sitting for the Raptors due to knee soreness. Toronto forwards OG Anunoby and Serge Ibaka will also miss the game, per Josh Lewenberg of TSN Sports (Twitter link).

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8 thoughts on “Joel Embiid Returning For Sixers On Wednesday

  1. Sillivan

    If 76ers are not one of top 10 teams

    Should they pay 70 luxury taxes to play at Bubble?

    How about dealing Harris or Simmons to Knicks?

  2. El Don

    Great news! Embiid is back! Hopefully he will have a monster game, again!

  3. Meadowlark

    The new Sam Bowie. In the lineup today, out tomorrow. Trust The Process(ed) Cheese

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