Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is inching closer to returning to game action, but he will not play tomorrow for Philly against Boston in preseason action.

On Thursday, Embiid was cleared for 5-on-5 work and took part in the Sixers full-court scrimmage.

Embiid participated in half-court, 5-on-5 scrimmages during training camp last week for the first time since surgery to repair a torn left meniscus back on March 24th.