Embiid plans to play through potential thorn ligament in right thumb

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22/Apr/22 23:30


Joel Embiid might have suffered a major setback with potential ligament injury in the right thumb that might limit his performance in the NBA playoffs going forward

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Joel Embiid has been dominant in the first round of the NBA playoffs but he might suffer a major setback. According to Shams Charania, there is fear among the Sixers that their star has suffered a torn ligament in the right thumb.

Whatever the outcome of the injury, Embiid has vowed to continue playing through the injury. He will rely on his pain tolerance and the 76ers’ medical staff.

Embiid scored 19, 31 and 33 points in the three games against the Toronto Raptors including some crunch-time heroics in the last clash that put Philadelphia up 3-0 in the series.

He also grabbed 15, 11, and 13 rebounds respectively for straight double-doubles while also providing a strong defensive presence.