Embiid has battled a number of injuries throughout his career, including foot injuries that delayed his NBA debut by two years.
In recent years, Embiid’s playoff runs have been impacted by injuries.
During his playoff debut in 2018, Embiid was forced to play in a mask due to a fractured orbital bone. In 2021, Embiid suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee but missed just one game.
This past season, Embiid appeared in a career-best 68 games. He missed five games because of injury/rest and nine games while in the league’s health and safety protocols.
Based on the above reporting and Embiid’s postseason history, he will likely play through this latest injury.
The Sixers hold a 3-0 series lead over the Raptors. Through those three games, Embiid is averaging 27.7 points and 13.0 rebounds while shooting 51.0 percent from the field. He hit the game-winning 3-pointer in Game 3 on Thursday.
Is there something to be made of the attention placed on Embiid’s hand? Here’s everything we know about his status.
Just when it appeared as if things were going perfectly for Joel Embiid and the 76ers during their first-round series against the Raptors, a potential injury setback has emerged.
Embiid was seen wearing a brace on his right wrist at practice Friday between Games 3 and 4, indicating a hand injury suffered in-game. He was seen holding his thumb during Game 3.