Noel questionable; Embiid, Rodriguez expected to play
Sixers reserve center Nerlens Noel is listed as questionable for Wednesday night's game against the Toronto Raptors because of a sprained left ankle. Center Joel Embiid and point guard Sergio Rodriguez are expected to play.
Embiid missed Sunday's victory against the Detroit Pistons because of right elbow inflammation. Rodriguez was sidelined with gastroenteritis. Noel made his first appearance of the season against the Pistons but sat out the second half after the ankle injury.
His ankle feels better than it did Monday, he said. The swelling is down, and he has more range of motion in the ankle.
He went through a portion of Tuesday's practice.
"It was actually better than I thought; I could feel where I could actually run and jog a little bit," Noel said. "So I know it's a day-to-day thing. So I'm just going with that."
However, 6-foot-11, 232-pounder didn't think he would play against the Raptors. Noel based that on how much he did in Tuesday's practice.
"We will have to see how it feels tomorrow," he said. "If it feels so much better, then I definitely will play. I definitely look forward to later in the week and making sure I jump right back into it feeling good."
Embiid and Rodriguez both participated in Tuesday's full practice.