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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

76ers Injury Update: Joel Embiid clears hurdle in rehab from broken foot

By on 12/10/2014 07:30:00 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers head into tonight's game against the Atlanta Hawks coming off a 108-101 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday. At 2-18, the 76ers still have the worst record in the NBA, but they have won two of their last three games. On the injury front, Joel Embiid continues to make progress, clearing a hurdle in his rehab from a broken foot.

Our own Bill Simpson reported on September 30 that Embiid, was is recovering from a broken right foot and general manager Sam Hinkie was unsure whether or not Embiid will play this season.

As update on Embiid, as reported by Dei Lynam of, is that Embiid can now shoot standing on both feet. What may seem like a small step is huge for Embiid, who had to sit on a chair during training camp to shoot, followed by a progression to standing on one foot with his right foot on a chair.

Although there is no timetable for Embiid's return, the 76ers would like to get him on the court sometime this season to get time along side Nerlens Noel in the front court.

Embiid sat out the last six games of Kansas' season due to a stress fracture in his back, missing the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments. In 28 games last season, Embiid averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game.  

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