Here’s Why Joel Embiid Might Not Play In The All-Star Game And Beyond

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The NBA All-Star break is this weekend and basketball fans are hoping to watch the league’s biggest stars take a little break and show off their skills.

However, things are looking a bit shaky for the Philadelphia 76ers. Apparently, Joel Embiid is struggling with injuries and it could be a concern moving forward.

According to ESPN, Embiid is unclear whether or not he’ll play in the All-Star game due to injury.

When asked about his situation, Joel Embiid claims, “I’m not sure. I’m not healthy. I haven’t been healthy for the past three weeks, or month. I was just trying to get to the All-Star break without missing games and stuff.”

Joel Embiid continues by stating, “But I feel like I’ve reached the point where I need to follow the doctor’s advice. Back then he said I should have been sitting for two weeks, so we’ll see how the next few days go, and go from there.”

This is concerning news for the 76ers. From the sounds of it, there’s a chance Embiid sits out for multiple weeks to get healthy again.

The good news is, Joel Embiid and the 76ers are ranked third in the Eastern Conference heading into the All-Star break. They’re a likely playoff contender. Which means now is the perfect time for Embiid to rest.

With that said, 76ers fans will want to keep a close eye on Embiid’s health. From the sounds of it, the superstar center needs to stay off his feet for a bit, per ESPN. “I’ve been having this lingering foot issue. According to the doctors, which needs a lot of rest and staying off my feet.”