Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid suffered an orbital fracture that will require surgery and he also has a concussion, the Sixers said Thursday.
Surgery to address the orbital fracture in his left eye will be performed in the coming days, the team said.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported that, pending the results of the surgery, Embiid could return in two to four weeks. The 76ers have clinched a spot in the playoffs, which begin April 14.
Embiid took to Twitter later Thursday to reassure supporters he’s already set his sights on returning to action.
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) March 30, 2018
Embiid suffered the injuries Wednesday night in a nasty collision with teammate Markelle Fultz during the Sixers’ 118-101 win over the New York Knicks.
He was initially evaluated in the locker room and later taken to Jefferson Hospital for further evaluation and testing.