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Sixers' Embiid Out For At Least One Week

Sixers' Embiid Out For At Least One Week

The Philadelphia 76ers have announced that All-Star centre Joel Embiid will be out for at least a week with left knee soreness and guard Furkan Korkmaz will be out indefinitely with a meniscus tear.

"Evidently, it reached a stage where [Embiid] just felt uncomfortable with it," Sixers coach Brett Brown told reporters. "So he had an MRI on it; there's a little bit of tendinitis. It's stuff that, I think, is quite common, actually."

Brown said he didn't believe Embiid playing in Sunday's All-Star Game added to the soreness. "I don't," he said. "I really don't. ... It's a natural dot-connector, but it shouldn't be, to think it had anything to do with it.

"The bottom line is nobody needs to read into anything here. This is an NBA athlete that has some soreness in a knee, that has had an MRI, and we all should move on. We'll miss him, obviously, playing-wise, but it's not anything that isn't completely pointed toward keeping him ready, and especially keeping him ready when it matters most at the end of the year."

Embiid, 24, missed all of the first two seasons of his career because of injuries, and then he missed 51 games in his third year. Culture Kings Blog

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