Sixers’ Joel Embiid considering surgery on ailing knee

Philadelphia 76ers center and reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid is considering multiple options with his troubled left knee, including surgery, per Shams Charania and Joe Vardon of The Athletic.Joel Embiid

Per the report, Embiid suffered a “displaced flap of the meniscus” in his knee. 

“Embiid, his doctors and the 76ers are continuing to discuss whether the best course of action is to rest and rehab the injury or to undergo a procedure that would require him to miss extended time,” Charania and Vardon wrote.

Embiid will have missed 14 games after the weekend, which means he will only be able to miss three more, per the new collective-bargaining agreement, to be eligible to repeat as NBA MVP. The new CBA, approved by the players union, states that players must appear in no less than 65 games to be eligible for postseason awards.

Embiid is averaging an NBA-best 35.3 points, as well as 11.3 rebounds, a career-high 5.7 assists and 1.8 blocks.

Embiid reinjured a left knee that has hobbled him already this season in the fourth quarter of a loss Tuesday to the Golden State Warriors. He left the game with 4 minutes to go.

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