The Philadelphia 76ers are rolling despite their star players suffering from injuries. The team’s top three scores were out ahead of Ben Simmons’ highly anticipated return and a short road trip, yet they held their ground and played well despite tough circumstances. As the Sixers prepare to face the Hawks for the third time this month, there is one key question to answer: Is Joel Embiid playing tonight?

Is Sixers superstar Joel Embiid playing vs. Hawks?

After missing the previous four games with a left mid-foot sprain, Embiid has been given the greenlight to play and start against the Atlanta Hawks. He was listed initially listed as questionable on the NBA injury report for the Sixers.

Philadelphia won three of the four games Embiid has missed during this stretch and is 5-3 in the eight total games he has missed over the course of the season.

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Embiid is averaging 32.3 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.8 blocks per game this season. He was playing some of the best basketball of his career before spraining his foot. In the absences of Embiid, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey, several Sixers players have stepped up to keep the team winning. They will look to improve to 12-9 against Trae Young and the Hawks.

In addition to Joel Embiid playing against the Hawks tonight, Matisse Thybulle is also returning after being listed as questionable. He missed the last three games and tried to play through injury in the games prior to that. P.J. Tucker is also back after sitting out the second half of yesterday’s game with ankle soreness, while Harden, Maxey and Jaden Springer remain out.