Sixers center Joel Embiid told ESPN on Tuesday that his rehabilitation from a torn left meniscus is going great.
"I'm supposed to be back on the court in two to three weeks," the rookie said during an appearance on ESPN's Upfront presentation in New York.
Embiid is in the Big Apple to represent the Sixers on Tuesday night at the NBA draft lottery at the New York Hilton Midtown. He had surgery to repair the meniscus on March 24 at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. The Sixers called it a minor arthroscopic procedure.
Embiid has been sidelined with the torn meniscus and a bone bruise in his knee since Jan. 27. The team announced on March 1 that he would miss the rest of the season.
He averaged 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.45 blocks this season before being sidelined. He was snubbed for the NBA All-Star Game and was the leading candidate for rookie of the year before being sidelined.