Impact of Joel Embiid's injury
The 76ers' difficult road
BY JEFF FOGLE
After the 76ers eliminated the Raptors on Thursday, Raptors forward Pascal Siakam said he “felt awful” about elbowing Joel Embiid in the face. Both players are from Cameroon, and have a long shared history. “I was trying to make a move,” Siakam said. “Obviously, I apologized to him after that. It was definitely not my intention.”
Joel Embiid said that he thought he might have broken his face. On Friday evening came reports that Embiid would be out indefinitely with a right orbital fracture and concussion.
What does it mean for the 76ers? TrueHoop has been using betting markets for insight into the NBA’s future. (Here’s TrueHoop’s report on the odds for the second round before Friday’s news.)
Markets moved quickly and emphatically. Before the news, the Heat were 4-point favorites. Late Fri…
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