Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is having one of the best starts to the season of his career but will now miss at least the next two games due to a left midfoot sprain he suffered in Saturday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
“How do I make up for Joel? We’ve just got to play,” 76ers coach Doc Rivers said after Monday’s practice, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “We worked today on a lot of movement stuff offensively. We’re not going to be a big team. With [P.J. Tucker] and [Montrezl Harrell] and Paul Reed, we’ll just figure it out and go ahead.”
The Sixers said that Embiid will be “reevaluated in the coming days.”
“Honestly, whenever a big guy goes, my eyes go to his knees first,” Rivers said, “and then work my way down. When I saw him grabbing his foot, I was already a little relieved, because I thought maybe his ankle. But you just don’t know. Everybody is going down right now around here, so if somebody goes down, you get really scared.”
Embiid now joins guards James Harden and Tyrese Maxey on the sidelines.