NBA Season Restart 2019-20

Reports: Joel Embiid set to return to lineup against Raptors

Tobias Harris, Josh Richardson and Al Horford will reportedly play as well

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors (6:30 ET, ESPN) after missing the team’s last game with an ankle injury.

Per The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Embiid will be back in the lineup and Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Tobias Harris, Al Horford and Josh Richardson will also all play as well. Harris (sore right ankle), Horford (sore left knee) and Richardson (rest) all missed the Sixers’ 130-117 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

Embiid suffered his injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s 124-121 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. He went up to contest a shot, then he backed up and stepped awkwardly into the stanchion. He came out of the game with 6:18 left in the first quarter.

He tried to stretch the foot, then got assistance from the medical staff before heading to the locker room. His injury came one day after the 76ers announced All-Star guard Ben Simmons would need knee surgery.

Embiid, an All-Star, leads the 76ers with 24 points and 12 rebounds per game. He had been averaging 30 points and 13.5 rebounds since the restart.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.