Joel Embiid Injury Update: Listed as Questionable for Game 1


Joel Embiid, the key to the Philadelphia 76ers' playoff hopes moving forward, is still listed as questionable for Game One of their 2nd round series against the Atlanta Hawks. The small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee kept him out of live drills again on Saturday.

Embiid will continue to go through a physical therapy and treatment program on his knee, and a final decision on his status likely won't be made until sometime before gametime on Sunday. 

Embiid did partake in limited practice on Saturday, according to Sixers coach Doc Rivers.

The Sixers were able to escape their 1st round series against the Washington Wizards without their big man in the series-clinching Game 5. But Embiid's 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds led the Sixers to the top seed in the Eastern Conference this season, and surviving too much longer without him would be a serious challenge.  

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