Joel Embiid Hit With Worrying Injury Amid Playoff Run

The 76ers need Embiid to move forward in the postseason.

BYAlexander Cole
Joel Embiid Hit With Worrying Injury Amid Playoff Run

Joel Embiid was simply phenomenal this season. In the eyes of many, Embiid should be the MVP of the season especially since he was able to win the scoring title. Now, the Sixers are in the playoffs and while he does have someone like James Harden by his side, he is expected to carry this Sixers team to at least the Eastern Conference Finals.

As it stands, the Sixers are in a first-round matchup against the Toronto Raptors, and they are currently up 3-0. If the Sixers win tomorrow, they will become the first team to advance to the second round which means they will have a nice bit of rest before playing the Miami Heat, who would beat the Hawks.

Joel Embiid Hit With Worrying Injury Amid Playoff Run
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Unfortunately, the Sixers could have some issues on the horizon as it pertains to their superstar. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, it is believed that Embiid currently has a torn ligament in his right thumb. This is an injury that Embiid fully intends on playing with, however, if it continues to get worse, then there is a possibility that he will have to miss some time. For now, however, the panic button is not being pressed, just yet.

Embiid's thumb injury is a storyline that could have massive implications for this season's playoffs. With that said, stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news and updates from around the basketball world.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.