The 25-year-old center remained relatively healthy for most of the regular season, but left knee pain sidelined him down the stretch and continues to be a problem on the eve of the National Basketball Association playoffs. Well, Embiid is going to need to trust the process of his body's ability to heal, because the star is having some nagging knee problems that are coming at the absolute worst time.
The team later listed Embiid as doubtful for Saturday's game. Unfortunately, they're still unsure if Embiid will be able to play on Saturday.More news: ICC rejects investigation on war crimes in Afghanistan
The 7-footer was relatively healthy this season, however 13 of the 18 games he's missed have come after the All-Star break, with the team struggling in those games at 6-7 without Embiid, who has battled minor knee and back injuries in recent weeks.
Embiid will likely suit up for the playoffs and is merely sitting out so he doesn't further irritate his injury in games that ultimately don't matter, but Sixers general manager Elton Brand left the door open to Embiid possibly missing a playoff game.More news: Trudeau defends changes to asylum laws that have refugee workers alarmed
"My expectation is to get past where we got a year ago, that's why I made these moves", Brand said, via NBC Sports Philadelphia. "That's my experience. We'll adjust if he doesn't play".More news: Taliban Announces 'Ban' On WHO, Red Cross Amid Vaccination Drive