Report: Joel Embiid Injury More Serious Than Feared

The Process has seemingly hit another speed bump. A report this weekend indicates that the injury to Philadelphia 76ers superstar, and presumptive MVP this season, Joel Embiid, is more serious than first feared. 

Embiid's participation in the Sixers' second-round matchup with the Boston Celtics is in question at this point due to a lateral collateral ligament sprain that is "considered to be more serious than a Grade 1" according to NBA Insider Shams Charania. 

The league's leading scorer is now listed as doubtful for Game 1 of that series in Boston Monday night. 

And while Embiid could be seen gently putting up shots at practice on Sunday, his knee is obviously not ready for prime time. 

It's a huge blow for the Sixers, who will have their hands full with the Celtics. Boston won the season series 3-1. In the only Philly victory, Embiid poured in 52 points to get them to the finish line in a slim 103-101 victory on April 4th. 

Embiid averaged 33.1 points and 10.2 rebounds this season, while in the three games he played in their first-round series sweep against the Brooklyn Nets, he was obviously hampered by the LCL, putting up just 20 points per game, but still with 11.3 boards. 

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