DUrsimo blow for one of the best players in the world. Joel Embiid is a serious doubt to continue in the NBA Playoffs after suffering an orbital fracture that caused a concussion. The Cameroon insider was vital for his Sixers to qualify against the Toronto Raptors (4-2), and he is having one of the best seasons of his sports career.
Embiid, always plagued by physical problems since he was a player in college, recorded more than 30 points and 11 rebounds on average in the regular season. To that, he added more than 26 points with 11 rebounds in the six postseason games. MVP numbers and what can bring him the title if he wins the fight against Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
In the tough tie against the Raptors the bad news has hit him. He lasts because of the defensive intensity and the games, since both teams have adjusted to the regulations. First, Embiid was knocked out after a broken thumb. To this has been added the fracture in one of the bones that surrounds his right eye after a fortuitous clash with his compatriot Pascal Siakam. It gave him a concussion. At the moment, he does not have time to return, although the last time something similar happened to him, he was three weeks off.
Embiid has been fundamental in the Sixers, and in the Playoff he signed, for example, a huge ‘game-winner’ for his team. Besides, it’s the unblocker in the paint, he is practically indefensible and defensively he is a stronghold, with plays like the block on Scottie Barnes in the sixth. A very delicate drop.