Report: Joel Embiid will not travel with Philadelphia 76ers on road trip after head injury
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will not travel with the team on their upcoming two-game road trip, according to a report from Keith Popmey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Joel Embiid will not travel with the #Sixers on their two-game road trip.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) March 29, 2018
Embiid was injured during the second quarter of the 76ers’ game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday after a nasty collision with teammate Markelle Fultz.
Embiid was ruled out for the rest of the game with a facial contusion. The 76ers said the All-Star center went through concussion protocol but did not have a concussion.
Fultz was driving toward the basket 20 seconds into the period when he appeared to accidentally head-butt Embiid. The 7-footer immediately went to the floor. He remained on the floor for several minutes before finally being assisted by Philadelphia’s trainer. Embiid sat up once before lying back down on the court. Eventually, he was helped off the court.
Embiid, who was taken to a hospital for precautionary testing, posted an Instagram story that showed him in a hospital room and captioned it “Not good.”
Embiid update pic.twitter.com/shhPg9itwv
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) March 29, 2018
Fultz was not injured on the play.
Embiid finished with five points and three rebounds in eight minutes, and the Sixers beat the Knicks 118-101 for their eighth straight win.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report