Therefore, when he collided with rookie Markelle Fultz on Wednesday night, the entire Sixers fanbase and the National Basketball Association community as a whole held their collective breaths as the big man hit the floor.
Despite initially appearing to escape a concussion, the 76ers later confirmed Embiid showed symptoms. Embiid averaged a tally of 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 blocks in his second National Basketball Association season.
In Embiid's absence, rookie sensation Ben Simmons will have to carry a bigger workload for the playoff-bound Philadelphia 76ers. Things got scary while I was out and about with my dad after the game when I saw Embiid post this on his Instagram story.
Embiid was wobbly heading off the court but the Sixers announced the big man suffered a simple facial contusion.
According to a statement released Thursday, Embiid was asymptomatic when checked for a concussion immediately after the injury and passed the NBA's concussion assessment.
With the Sixers notorious for playing it safe with their young, injury prone stars, it would come as no surprise if Embiid has played his final game of the 2017-18 regular season. On Sunday, the 76ers clinched their first playoff berth since 2012, and their surprisingly successful season has been fueled by Embiid's strong play.
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