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Joel Embiid exits Sixers game with knee injury

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts after an injury during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, March 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Joel Embiid will undergo an MRI soon. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, considered by many to be frontrunner for the NBA MVP award, exited Friday’s game with an apparent left knee injury.

The injury appeared to occur as Embiid landed after a dunk, colliding with Washington Wizards guard Garrison Matthews in the paint and spinning into the air until his full body weight came down on his knee, which bent backwards.

Embiid remained down the court in obvious pain for a while. While a stretcher was wheeled out to take him off the court, he was eventually able to walk off the court under his own power, though with a noticeable limp.

The Sixers later announced the Embiid would not return to the game, while ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the big man will undergo an MRI on what the team called a hyperextended left knee.

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Blazers’ Damian Lillard exits Game 2 with dislocated finger

Los Angeles Lakers might have got even worse for the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, as star Damian Lillard headed to the locker room with a finger injury.” data-reactid=”16″A blowout loss to the Los Angeles Lakers might have got even worse for the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, as star Damian Lillard headed to the locker room with a finger injury.

Lillard appeared to suffer the injury when his hand banged against the shoe of Anthony Davis while reaching for the ball late in the third quarter. He eventually returned to the bench with his fingers taped up.

later announced that Lillard had dislocated his left index finger and would not return, with X-rays coming back negative. He finished the game with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting in a miserable game for the Blazers.” data-reactid=”24″The Blazers later announced that Lillard had dislocated his left index finger and would

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