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Sixers' Embiid (shoulder) out Thursday vs. Knicks

Field Level Media
28 Feb 2020, 03:55 GMT+10

Joel Embiid won't be in the lineup Thursday when the Philadelphia 76ers host the New York Knicks.

The All-Star center left Wednesday's game in Cleveland and didn't return due to a sprained shoulder.

Embiid was scheduled to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging test on Thursday, but ESPN reported the team had already decided not to play him against the Knicks. Philadelphia is 27-2 at home this season, but will also be playing without All-Star Ben Simmons (back).

Simmons will miss his third consecutive game with a nerve impingement in his lower back. He could be sidelined for an extended period.

Embiid poured in a career-high 49 points to go along with 14 rebounds without Simmons in Monday's win over the Atlanta Hawks.

--Field Level Media

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