NBA: 76ers' Embiid sprains shoulder vs. Cavs

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Feb 27 2020 09:46 AM

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid sustained a left shoulder sprain during the first quarter of Wednesday's game against the host Cleveland Cavaliers and was ruled out for the remainder of the contest.

Embiid's injury occurred in a collision with Cleveland center Ante Zizic with 49 seconds remaining in the quarter. The three-time All-Star missed both free-throw attempts before retreating to the locker room.

Embiid scored a career-high 49 points in Philadelphia's 129-112 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. He also received a $25,000 fine from the NBA on Wednesday for making an obscene gesture on the court and using profanity during a live television interview.

Embiid, 25, entered Wednesday's contest averaging 23.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 42 games.

--Field Level Media

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