Joel Embiid out at least a week with left knee soreness

Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid will be out for at least a week as he rehabilitates left knee soreness, the team announced Wednesday.

This is a new injury, as Embiid was a full participant in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte on Feb. 17. In that game, he played 23 minutes, scoring 10 points and hauling in 12 rebounds.

Embiid has been playing at an incredibly high level this season for the Sixers. Appearing in 54 games, he’s averaged 27.3 points, 13.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.9 blocks per game.