Skip to content
Join
  1. US Sports
  2. NBA

NBA - US Sports: Embiid blow for Sixers

Philadelphia 76ers may be without star man Joel Embiid for their second round series against Miami Heat due to an orbital fracture and concussion.

The Sixers are 13/4 to win the series and Miami can be backed at 4/17.

Embiid, who had already been managing a torn ligament in his right thumb, sustained the injuries in the fourth quarter of Philadelphia's series-clinching Game 6 win over Toronto Raptors on Thursday.

The center appeared to be struck by Pascal Siakam's elbow as the Toronto star drove towards the basket.

The Sixers have confirmed Embiid has suffered concussion and an orbital fracture near his right eye and he is now listed out as indefinitely.

Surgery could be needed

The team have declined to offer a timescale on any potential return, but Embiid did suffer a similar injury back in 2018. That problem required surgery and he was able to return, wearing a protective mask, within three weeks. It is unclear whether or not surgery will be required on his latest orbital injury.

Philadelphia are due to head to top seeds Miami on Monday and Embiid will almost certainly miss that meeting. The final game of the series will be on 15th May if the full seven games are required and the Sixers will be desperate to have Embiid involved at some stage.

Related NBA News

NBA - US Sports: Grizzlies set up Dubs date

NBA - US Sports: Suns, Sixers and Mavs seal progress

NBA - US Sports: Edwards vows to "show up" in Game 6

NBA - US Sports: Embiid trusts Sixers will be better

Embiid missed 14 regular season games this season and the Sixers had a 6-8 record in his absence.

Lowry a big doubt for Miami

Miami, who were last in action on Tuesday as they wrapped up a 4-1 series win over Atlanta Hawks, also have some major injury concerns as Kyle Lowry is expected to miss a third straight game with a hamstring problem and Jimmy Butler is rated as questionable with a knee issue.

Discover more from the world's favourite online betting brand

More US sports betting news

Latest sports betting lines

Win more with our US sports parlay bonus

Watch NBA live streaming

Latest US sports results

Head to the bet365 YouTube channel for exclusive content

Sign up - bet365 Open Account Offer

bet365 uses cookies

We use cookies to deliver a better and more personalised service. For more information, see our Cookie Policy