Joel Embiid Suffered A ‘Facial Contusion’ After Taking A Shoulder To The Head From Markelle Fultz

03.28.18 10 months ago

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The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the NBA’s hottest teams, having won seven straight games behind the strong play of their young stars. Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric have all been excellent for Philadelphia down the stretch, and they just got Markelle Fultz back in the lineup for the final postseason push.

Philly will be a team no contender wants to see in the playoffs, provided they stay healthy. Health has been an issue for the Sixers in recent years, and on Wednesday a freakish collision between Fultz and Embiid sent the All-Star center to the floor with a head injury.

Embiid was looking to make a dribble handoff with Fultz, but the ball fell out of his hands early, causing him to lean down to try and grab it as Fultz ran through, causing a collision between Fultz’s shoulder and Embiid’s head. Trainers would help Embiid to the locker room, and you can see at the very end that the Sixers center had to stop and double over in the hallway before making it back to the locker room.

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