Joel Embiid injury
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The Philadelphia 76ers received another injury scare during an ugly blowout loss to the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

All-Star center Joel Embiid exited early in the second quarter with a sprained shoulder and did not return to action.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Embiid is undergoing further tests on the shoulder and has already been ruled out for Thursday’s outing against the New York Knicks.

This comes on the heels of fellow All-Star Ben Simmons being out for the foreseeable future with a back injury.

It has the potential to be devastating for a Sixers squad that’s in a downward spiral right now.

Philadelphia currently boasts a mediocre 36-23 record. That includes a 9-21 mark on the road.

The team can’t afford for this to be a long-term injury. That’s for sure.

Vincent Frank
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