76ers' Embiid doubtful vs. Spurs




Joel Embiid is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Embiid injured his wrist late in the fourth quarter in the Philadelphia 76ers' win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Amir Johnson will start against the Spurs with Embiid ailing.

Coach Brett Brown said the 76ers expect Embiid to encounter bumps and bruises because of his style of play. He has played in only 58 career games.

Embiid said the latest injury, though not a broken bone, changed the way he played late in the New Year's Eve victory.

"It was numb but I'm a warrior," Embiid said after the game. "I want to push through stuff and I want to play. I wanted to be on the court to win the game and that's what we did."

Brown detailed how the injury is continuing to bother Embiid.

"It was a legitimate scare, a legitimate fall," Brown said. "If you saw the palm of his hand, you'd see the bruising and the swelling and the discoloring. And if it was his non-shooting hand, you might feel more confident."

--Field Level Media

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