Joel Embiid needs surgery on orbital fracture; has concussion

Mitchell Leff

Mitchell Leff

The one-time All-Star suffered the injury when he accidentally collided with teammate Markelle Fultz who just recently returned after missing most of the regular season.

When news broke earlier in the week that Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Joel Embiid had suffered an orbital fracture to the eye and a concussion, we were all anxious he might miss extensive action. Joel will have a post-operative examination in approximately 5-7 days, and further updates will be provided as appropriate. He initially passed concussion protocol but was later diagnosed with a concussion on top of the orbital fracture that was discovered.

But it seems like the surgery was a success and it's going to be about getting better pain-wise before thinking about heading back on the court in a game scenario. He spent three-plus seasons coaching the Sixers, and he led them to a playoff appearance after the 2007-08 season.

Ingram sidelined: Lakers swingman Brandon Ingram has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol. He only need 25 minutes to get to this triple-double and played 28 minutes total. He played briefly in overtime before leaving with what was initially described as a bruised neck muscle. He did not return to the game.

Ingram is the Lakers' second-leading scorer at 16.1 points per game in his second National Basketball Association season. And after recording yet another triple-double during Friday's game against the Hawks, Simmons continues to show just how special of a player the Sixers now have on their roster. Trail Blazers forward Ed Davis has a sprained right ankle and could miss the start of the playoffs, Blazers.com reported.

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