76ers center Joel Embiid out indefinitely with right orbital fracture, concussion

Published April 30, 2022, 12:05 PMNBA.com News Services

Philadelphia's franchise player could miss time in the team's playoff series against Miami.

Joel Embiid’s postseason list of bumps and bruises kept growing on Friday.

The 76ers announced the All-NBA big man had suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion during Thursday’s series-clinching Game 6 win at Toronto. Embiid was injured late in Philadelphia’s victory at Toronto on Thursday night, when the 76ers were closing out the Raptors and finishing off a six-game win in an Eastern Conference first-round series.

Per the team, Embiid will be listed as out for Game 1 of the 76ers’ Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat is Monday (7:30 ET, TNT). Further updates, the 76ers said, would be provided.

Embiid averaged 26.2 points on 52% shooting to go along with 11.3 rebounds in Philadelphia’s first-round series against the Raptors. The Kia MVP finalist, already playing through a torn thumb ligament, is hoping to lead the 76ers to their first conference finals berth since 2001.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.