Joel Embiid left Wednesday night’s game against the New York Knicks and Wells Fargo Center with 11 minute, 40 seconds left in the half due to what the team called a facial contusion.
The 76ers center went through the concussion protocol. It was ruled that he doesn’t have a concussion.
Teammate Markelle Fultz crashed into Embiid’s head as the two collided on a play. He fell to the court, sat up before laying back down. A wobbly Embiid was helped up after a couple of minutes and taken to the locker room. The all-star then bent over in pain in the halfway.
Embiid takes a shoulder to the head from Fultz. Wobbly as he heads to locker room pic.twitter.com/9gEDJwXgOv
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Embiid had five points on 2-for-6 shooting and three rebounds in 8 minutes, 32 seconds. The Sixers were already without backup center, Amir Johnson, who has flu-like symptoms.