76ers C Joel Embiid is experiencing left knee soreness and will undergo treatment involving physical therapy and load management. He had an MRI which revealed no structural damage, the team announced on Wednesday.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Embiid’s knee soreness is believed to be precautionary to ensure the All-Star center is best prepared for remainder of season — and playoffs. He could return as early as next week.
As a precaution, he is listed as out and will be re-evaluated in approximately one week.
Embiid recently played in the NBA All-Star game last Sunday night in Charlotte.
Also, according to the 76ers, Furkan Korkmaz sustained an injury to his right knee during the team’s Feb. 12 matchup vs. Boston. He underwent imaging, and an MRI revealed a meniscus tear. Treatment options, including surgery, are currently being assessed and considered.
Korkmaz remains out, and an update will be provided as appropriate.
The 76ers resume their season on Thursday at home against the Miami Heat.