Shelburne: Embiid is coping with ‘ache and discomfort’ in thumb; anticipated to play, group making an allowance for MRI

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Smartly this isn’t nice. As Sixer enthusiasts have been basking within the glory of Joel Embiid’s sport successful triple, and quietly taking part in that Philadelphia has most commonly have shyed away from damage, as different stars across the league have long past down, we were given a troubling document Friday afternoon.

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN tweeted that the MVP candidate is “experiencing ache and discomfort in his proper thumb.” Shelburne provides that he expects to play in Sport 4. The Sixers are up 3 video games to none over the Toronto Raptors. No group has ever come again from that giant of a hollow.

However the problem is worrisome sufficient, it sounds as if, that the group is thinking about giving him an MRI.

We spotted Embiid wincing, and the massive fella seemed to be in relatively a bit of of ache following this rim-rocking jam within the 3rd quarter of Sport 3:

You’ll be able to see he already had a wrap at the space, a sign there was once some discomfort sooner than he confirmed indicators of ache.

Embiid mentioned his wrist were given “twisted” in the future, according to The PhillyVoice’s Kyle Neubeck:

Previous within the day Friday, Neubeck posted a photograph of this wrap on Embiid’s capturing hand, and famous Joel dismissed the theory he is probably not able to head for what might be the final sport of the collection:

The rationale the Sixers would go for the MRI can be to rule out ligament injury. If he’s anticipating to play that’s the excellent news. But when it swelled up in any respect since he ripped the guts out of ScotiaBank Enviornment, or if it takes extra touch all through what might be any other very violent matchup, it’ll indubitably be one thing to observe. If the Kansas product needed to play with a brace or wrap on his capturing hand, it will indubitably be not up to splendid. Despite the fact that that didn’t sluggish him down in the second one part on Wednesday.

We’ll stay our eye in this one. Sport 4 is Saturday afternoon. Getting a win and in all probability an additional day or relaxation or two between rounds 1 and a pair of might be massive.

*Editor’s notice: Shams Charania of The Athletic has dialed up the worry radar with this replace:

If an MRI does disclose a torn ligament we’ll need to revisit the theory of him lacking time.

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