X-ray on Embiid's hand negative, 'just a sprain'
Embiid said after the game that the injury appears to be “just a sprain” and that he thinks he’ll be fine.
“They said it wasn’t broken. They think it was sprained, so I guess that’s good news,” Embiid said.
Embiid had 22 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks in the Sixers’ 123-110 win.
He stayed in the game after the fall. Afterward, he said, “It was numb, but I’m a warrior, I want to push this stuff. I wanted to be on the court to win the game.”
The Sixers are 14-13 when Embiid plays and 2-7 without him.
“The way he plays, there’s always a chance [for injury], you know,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “It’s like with everybody, but him especially. I think the fact that he just hasn’t practiced, the awkward moments, unorthodox moments scare you a little bit more.”