Joel Embiid gives health update after Game 1 vs. Hawks

Jan 6, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts after a dunk against the Washington Wizards during the second quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

PHILADELPHIA — The Sixers dropped Game 1 in their series against the Hawks 128-124. While the Hawks played well during the win, the status of Joel Embiid may be the biggest factor over which team ultimately takes down the series. Embiid spoke was asked about his knee injury his postgame session in Philly.

“It’s alright….playing on a torn meniscus is I guess not easy…just got to keep managing it and hope for the best,” Embiid told FortyEightMinutes and other media in attendance at the Well Fargo Arena.

“All I got to do is keep managing it, do my best, get as much treatment as I can, try to manage it so it doesn’t swell up too much,” Embiid said. “The pain is going to be there, that’s normal, it’s all about managing it and doing whatever it takes to win.”

Coach Doc Rivers indicated that the main issue in the loss was more to do with the team’s turnovers than it was with Embiid’s health. Tobias Harris echoed those sentiments

“The turnovers hurt us….we definitely have to take care of the basketball,” Harris told FortyEightMinutes and other media in Philadelphia.

Philly will look to clean up those issues ahead of Tuesday’s matchup at the Wells Fargo Arena.

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Chris Crouse
As a co-owner of FortyEightMinutes.com, Chris Crouse wears many hats, including editor and marketing director. He previously covered sports business at CNBC and he has covered the NBA for various publications, including SLAM Magazine and Hoops Rumors, in addition to working on the business side of media.

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