Joel Embiid’s Status for Game 3 Hangs in the Balance: Will He Play or Won’t He?

76ers at Wizards 2/25/18

The Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid is questionable for Game 3 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs on Friday due to a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. Embiid sustained the injury in Game 4 of the first-round series against the Washington Wizards. He missed Game 5 of that series but returned to play in the first two games against the Celtics, scoring a combined 79 points in the two victories.

Embiid’s status for Game 3 remains uncertain, and he will continue to be evaluated and receive treatment leading up to the game. The 76ers will likely exercise caution with Embiid, as he has a history of knee injuries and is a crucial piece to their championship aspirations.

If Embiid is unable to play, it would be a significant blow to the 76ers’ chances of winning Game 3, as he is the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, as well as a dominant force on the defensive end of the floor. The 76ers currently hold a 2-0 series lead over the Celtics, with Game 3 set to take place on Friday at 7:00 PM Eastern Time.

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