“Joel Embiid Set to Make a Comeback for Philadelphia 76ers After Long Injury Layoff”

According to Sham Charania of The Athletic, Joel Embiid, the star player of the Philadelphia 76ers basketball team, is almost ready to make a comeback. He may play in the team’s upcoming match against Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.

The insider also revealed that Embiid has successfully completed multiple five-on-five scrimmage sessions in recent days. Embiid has been out of action since he injured his knee during a game against the Golden State Warriors on January 30.

He underwent surgery to repair his meniscus on February 6. Since Embiid’s injury, the Sixers have not been performing well, and having one of the best players in the league back on the court has been a top priority for the team for the past two months. Before his injury, Embiid was averaging a career-high 35.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game, playing in 34 games.

Philadelphia had a record of 29-17 and was fifth in the Eastern Conference at that time. However, in Embiid’s absence, the Sixers have gone 11-18 and dropped to eighth place in the standings. With seven regular season contests remaining, they currently trail the Indiana Pacers by two games for the No. 6 seed, which would help them avoid the play-in tournament. Kyle Koster is an editor at The Big Lead.

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