The Philadelphia 76ers are in rough shape.
They already were lamenting Ben Simmons' back injury, which is expected to keep him out for at least two weeks. Things only got worse Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, as Joel Embiid exited after seven minutes with a left shoulder sprain.
Embiid exited to the locker room, briefly returned to the Sixers' bench, then was officially ruled out for the rest of the game.
After what appeared to be a left shoulder collision with Ante Zizic, Joel Embiid has headed back to the locker room to get checked out.— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) February 27, 2020
Joel Embiid is done for the night after a left shoulder sprain.— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) February 27, 2020
Here is the play where it happened. pic.twitter.com/p2qF6ncVVH
It's currently unclear how much time Embiid could miss. But if he's out for an extended period, that's a significant setback for a 76ers team that's fifth in the Eastern Conference standings.
Embiid was coming off a sensational performance Monday night vs. the Atlanta Hawks in which he dropped 49 points and brought down 14 rebounds.
The 76ers fell to the Cavs, 108-94, bringing them to 36-23 on the season and a putrid 9-21 on the road.
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