“I’m going to learn more physically. I don’t know enough to comment on it,” Sixers coach Brett said. “I think it’s true for everybody where you want an honest medical assessment of anything that equals a potential problem, you just want to avoid. Landing the plane, entering the playoffs from this vision line of a bubble and time off and tip-toeing on pins and needles where you don’t want people to get injured and still find a rhythm, that’s a slippery slope.”

The one positive sign is that Embiid did come back to the bench and he was more engaged with his teammates. He was smiling and he was in the huddles during timeouts and giving out some advice.

“Every time I looked behind the bench, he’s into it,” Brown added. “I thought our guys fought. I thought the spirit of the group was fantastic. I think that we called upon many different players that I think played with a spirit, a passion that you’re proud of. Joel was fully engaged as a teammate. As it relates to his injury, I can’t comment. It was great just to see him part of the group.”


The Sixers play the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday and it will be interesting to see if Embiid will be ready to go.