By Annie Ross
Sixers All-Star center suffered an orbital fracture that will require surgery and he also has a concussion.
Surgery to address the orbital fracture in his left eye will be performed in the coming days, the Sixers announced last night.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported that, pending the results of the surgery, Embiid could return in two to four weeks. The 76ers have clinched a spot in the playoffs, which begin April 14.
Embiid suffered the injuries Wednesday night in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz during the Sixers’ 118-101 win over the New York Knicks.
He was evaluated in the locker room and later taken to Jefferson Hospital for further evaluation and testing.
Immediately following the injury, Embiid passed the NBA’s locker room concussion assessment tool. However, he later began experiencing symptoms. He has been put in the NBA’s concussion protocol.
Embiid was released from the hospital yesterday but will not travel to Atlanta for tonight’s game against the Hawks.