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.