Report: Joel Embiid Experiencing Pain and Discomfort in his Thumb
It appears Joel Embiid will play in Saturday's Game 4 in Toronto, but was wearing a soft cast on his right wrist after Wednesday's win over the Raptors but says he's fine.
However, according to ESPN NBA insiders Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski, Embiid is experiencing some pain and discomfort in his right thumb.
He did practice on Friday and is expected to play in the game.
Embiid has been a dominant force in this series, averaging 27.7 points, 13 rebounds in a playoff career high 39.6 minutes per game.
If for some reason Embiid is unable to play, it would be interesting to see if head coach Doc Rivers would turn to Paul Reed in the starting lineup, or DeAndre Jordan. Reed has been playing the backup minutes in this series so far.
Charles Bassey is with the team, but is also unavailable with a right shoulder sprain.
While Embiid has vowed to play, there is some concern that that he has a torn ligament in his right thumb, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Embiid and the Sixers can sweep the series with a win on Saturday in Toronto, which you can listen on 97.3 ESPN.