Sixers lose Embiid for rest of season

NEW YORK: Joel Embiid, a 22-year-old Cameroonian centre for the NBA Philadelphia 76ers, will miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury, the club announced on Wednesday.
Embiid averaged team highs of 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds a game for the 76ers, who at 22-37 own the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference.
Embiid underwent an MRI exam on his left knee on Monday to allow doctors an update on his condition and to be certain he was unable to return this season. “The area affected by the bone bruise has improved significantly while the previously identified meniscus tear appears more pronounced in this most recent scan,” said 76ers chief medical director Jonathan Glashow.
Embiid has not played since January 27. His knee swelled after he took part in a workout last week.
— AFP