Philadelphia 76ers announce Joel Embiid to undergo surgery for orbital fracture of his left eye

All-Star center also has concussion from collision in game against the Knicks

Official release

Mar 29, 2018 7:55 PM ET

 

Joel Embiid will be out indefinitely with orbital fracture and concussion.

After suffering an injury at the 11:50 mark of 2nd quarter of last night’s game against New York, Joel Embiid was initially evaluated in the locker room and later taken to Jefferson Hospital for further evaluation and testing.

Immediately following the injury, Embiid was assessed for a concussion, was asymptomatic at that time, and passed the NBA’s locker room concussion assessment tool. However, he later began experiencing symptoms, has since been diagnosed with a concussion, and has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol.

Embiid also underwent a CT scan, which revealed an orbital fracture of his left eye. Surgery will be performed in the coming days to address the orbital fracture, and further updates will be provided as appropriate.


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