NBA Daily Injury Report (May 2): Joel Embiid confirmed to miss Game 1 of 2R

Embiid misses the first game 메이저놀이터.

Philadelphia will play the first game of the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs against the Boston Celtics at 8:30 am (Korean time) on the 2nd. Philadelphia easily advanced to the second round after winning a 4-game sweep over the Brooklyn Nets in the first round, but they couldn’t be happier.

Currently, Philadelphia’s Achilles heel is the injury of Joel Embiid (29, 213cm). Embiid played in 66 regular league games and averaged 33.1 points (FG 54.8%), 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.7 blocked shots. As Philadelphia’s No. 1 option for offense and defense, his presence on the court was enormous.

However, he injured his right knee in Game 3 of Round 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs against Brooklyn, Embiid, who felt discomfort in his knee, remained on the court until the end, but missed Game 4 of Round 1 due to the aftermath of the injury. Afterwards, the injured area did not heal easily, and eventually confirmed the absence in the first leg of the second round against Boston.

Philadelphia advanced to the second round by filling the void left by Embiid with the performances of James Harden (33, 196cm), Tobias Harris (30, 203cm), and Tyrese Maxie (22, 188cm). de is needed Embiid is also showing a willingness to participate. There is an optimistic outlook that Embiid will be able to play in the second round.

According to local media such as ‘ESPN’, Embiid is known to be digesting only simple shooting training. Philadelphia coach Doc Rivers said of Embiid’s condition, “Embiid is training for shooting, but he is not training for running yet. We will continue to monitor his physical condition.”

Philadelphia is cautious. Embiid is an irreplaceable ace. The upcoming playoff match against Boston is also important to him, but he should look further ahead when considering his life as a player. When asked about the timing of Embiid’s return, Coach Rivers said, “It’s something that the medical staff has to give off.”

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