There are many reasons that explain the disappointing loss of the Philadelphia Sixers in the conference semifinals to the Atlanta Hawks. Some, needless to mention, have been running rivers of ink for months. But, despite the media noise, the main cause of such a notorious failure was the health of Joel Embiid. Specifically, the meniscus in his right knee, which forced him to play battered throughout the series. Luckily, the player avoided undergoing surgery after the end of the course, and the latest news points to a full recovery.
This is how David Aldridge tells The Athletic, where it ensures that the Cameroonian will play the season without any restrictions. The player has dedicated the summer entirely to recovering from his injury and resting after a tremendously demanding season. Despite the fact that in March he suffered a mishap that led him to miss more than ten games, this has been Embiid’s best individual season and, not by chance, the one in which he has found the most consistency on a physical level. Both between parties and within them.
With the pivot, the gifts that have led him to sign an extension of almost 196 million for four years from 2023 are not discussed. But there is the eternal unknown of his physical fragility as a conditioner. During the last playoffs it has been proven how relevant it is for the Sixers to have Embiid one hundred percent to aspire to a minimum. And having the peace of mind of having you totally healthy is a relief for a franchise that the last thing you need now are shocks.
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