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Joel Embiid won't require surgery for orbital fracture, out at least five days with concussion


Joel Embiid added two more injuries to his growing list during the Philadelphia 76ers’ series-clinching win over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. Fortunately, there is at least some positive news to share.

Embiid suffered an orbital fracture and concussion late in the fourth quarter of Game 6. The injuries appeared to occur when he took an elbow to the head on a Pascal Siakam drive. Embiid will be sidelined for a minimum of five days because of the concussion, but John Clark of NBC Sports Philly reports that the big man will not need surgery for the orbital fracture. That means Embiid could return at some point during Philadelphia’s next series against the Miami Heat.





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