By Harvey Hoffman
Joel Embiid suffered the eye socket injury and concussion during the Sixers’ Game 6 win over the Raptors on Thursday, and there is no announced timeline for return.
However, he is expected to be reevaluated by team doctors on Wednesday, and there’s a chance that he could be available for either Game 3 or Game 4 at home.
With Embiid ruled out for the first two games, that opens the door for Paul Reed and DeAndre Jordan to log rotation minutes.
Reed stands to be a better option when it comes to matching up with Bam Adebayo in the middle.
ESPN Sources: Joel Embiid won’t travel for Games 1 and 2 in Miami, but there’s optimism he could return as soon as either Game 3 or 4 in Philadelphia. He needs to clear concussion protocols and see doctor mid-week on his orbital fracture. More on NBA Countdown at 12:30 ET on ABC.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 1, 2022