The Sixers already have a tall task in front of them trying to play without All-Star Ben Simmons. Now, their other All-Star is banged up.
Joel Embiid left the Sixers’ game against the Trail Blazers Sunday in the first quarter with a left ankle injury and won't return, per NBC Sports Philadelphia's Serena Winters.
Embiid was contesting a shot from Portland’s Wenyen Gabriel at the rim when his foot landed awkwardly on the stanchion below the basket. Embiid stayed in the game but then went to the bench at the next timeout. After appearing to try to work the injury out on the sideline, he then headed back to the locker room.
Simmons will undergo surgery to remove a loose body in his left knee, a source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Noah Levick.
We’ll have more details on Embiid's injury as they become available.
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