Philadelphia 76ers focus Joel Embiid will have surgery on the meniscus in his left knee in the coming days, the group reported Wednesday.
More points of interest, including a timetable, will be declared after the surgery is finished, the Sixers said.
Sources said that Embiid and the Sixers had been investigating treatment alternatives after he endured an incompletely torn meniscus and bone wound in his left knee on Jan. 20 against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Embiid last played in a diversion on Jan. 27. The 23-year-old showed up in just 31 recreations this season on account of his knee issue and Philadelphia’s mindful way to deal with his workload because of the two surgeries on Embiid’s correct foot that cost him his initial two master seasons.
The Sixers at first trusted that surgery would not be fundamental on the knee, but rather a current sweep uncovered “a more articulated tear,” as indicated by one source near the circumstance.
Embiid was generally viewed as the NBA’s Rookie of the Year most loved until his most recent wellbeing mishap. He was averaging 20.2 focuses, 7.8 bounce back, and 2.5 pieces in only 25.4 minutes for every amusement this season.
Philadelphia (26-44) was 13-18 this season in recreations in which Embiid played, regardless of the way that Ben Simmons, chose No. 1 generally speaking in the June draft, likewise is feeling the loss of his whole new kid on the block season with a broken right foot.