Joel Embiid’s COVID-19 positive has turned the already tumultuous news of the franchise even more upside down due to the Ben Simmons situation.
As the journalist Shams Charania revealed on Monday, the interior will be in quarantine for at least ten days unless it returns two negative tests within 24 hours between the two. However, within the 76ers they have come to terms with the idea that their absence may extend beyond this time as it is symptomatic.
Not only that, but the franchise is concerned about his health. As the journalist of the The Philadephia InquirerKeith Pompey, Embiid has found it difficult to stay in shape when he has been away from competitive discipline for a relatively long period of time. Thus, coach Doc Rivers has shared that his loss due to COVID-19 could affect the team in the future. “Obviously this is an extreme case without Joel,” Rivers said. “We do not anticipate this.”
At the moment, Andre Drummond was in charge of replacing Embiid during this Monday’s loss against the New York Knicks. In 38 minutes of play, the center signed a double-double of 14 points and 25 rebounds, and assured that he was prepared to absorb a large amount of playing time during the absence of his teammate.
Sleep, sleep as much as we can. Taking care of our bodies and icing our knees, ”began Drummond, 34, of his formula for staying in tip-top shape. «The boys who have played many games know how to take care of their bodies. I’ve played a long time, so I know what I need to keep my body in shape for the rest of the year. “
The 76ers maintain the leadership of the Eastern Conference despite the loss to the Knicks, but this delicate low threatens to completely transform the current landscape of the team.
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