By Henry Aldrich

Sixers star center Joel Embiid won’t play Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns because of a left ankle injury suffered over the weekend.

There’s optimism that the injury isn’t serious and that he’ll be back soon, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting.

The Sixers said Embiid will undergo treatment and evaluation on the ankle tonight.

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Embiid left Sunday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first quarter with the injury.