Joel Embiid injury update: 76ers star records double-double in comeback from orbital fracture

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76ers star Joel Embiid is struggling with another injury.

Prior to Philadelphia’s second-round game with Miami in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, Athletic’s Shams Charania announced that Embiid had suffered a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion.

Embiid was already playing through a torn ligament in his right thumb.

Here is the latest information on Embiid’s injury.

What is Joel Embiid’s injury?

The 76ers confirmed that Embiid suffered a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion.

The injury occurred in Philadelphia’s Game 6 win over Toronto in the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

This appears to be the game Embiid suffered the injury on:

How long will Joel Embiid be out?

May, the 1st, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that there was “optimism” he could return as early as Game 3 or 4 of the series after missing Games 1 and 2 in Miami.

Embiid has been listed on the eve of Game 3, with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reporting that the 76ers would make a “final decision much closer to game time” with the big man required to clear concussion protocols and be cleared for the orbital fracture.

Embiid was eventually cleared and helped the 76ers win Game 3, recording 18 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes of play.

Embiid suffered a left orbital fracture during the 2017-18 season which required surgery. He missed the last eight games of the regular season and the first two games of the playoffs, sidelining him for about three weeks.

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