VIDEO: Sixers star Joel Embiid suffers nasty finger injury vs. Thunder
Late in the opening quarter of the game, Embiid can be seen holding his left hand with his finger apparently bothering him. Upon closer look, it can be seen that the Sixers All-Star’s left ring finger was severely dislocated, though JoJo tried to put it back in place on his own.
I feel like Joel Embiid’s finger probably shouldn’t look like this pic.twitter.com/BaNde7t7Nh
— Dave Loughran (@Loughy_D) January 7, 2020
According to the reports, Embiid went to the locker room to get treated. Fortunately for the team, he was able to return after the team’s medical staff taped his injured finger.
As you all saw on TV, Joel Embiid dislocated his finger and was "treated and taped," per the team. Cleared for the return you've already seen. News at 11.
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) January 7, 2020
It was undoubtedly a scary sight for Philly fans, especially considering that Joel Embiid is a huge part of their team. Entering Monday’s game, the Cameroonian big man is averaging 23.6 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.4 block per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field, 33.0 percent from deep and 83.8 percent from the free-throw line.
The Sixers headed into the game with a 23-14 record, fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
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