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Philadelphia 76ers’ center Joel Embiid is out indefinitely with a contusion and a minor meniscus tear in his left knee. He has missed the team’s last 14 games as well as 17 of their last 18. He underwent an MRI on his left knee on Monday and may very well be shut down for the rest of the season, just as 76ers’ small forward Ben Simmons recently was, which you can read about HERE.
Embiid, 22, has been in the NBA for 3 seasons, all with the 76ers. However, he only participated in action on an NBA court this season, missing the past two seasons with injuries. So far this season, Embiid has played in 31 games and averaged 25.4 minutes per game, 20.2 points per game, 7.8 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game, 2.5 blocks per game, and 0.9 steals per game. He is shooting 46.6% from the field, 36.7% from 3-point range, and 78.3% from the free throw line.