KISSIMMEE, Fla. — One could argue that the 76ers are a bad-luck team or simply cursed.
Joel Embiid suffered a left ankle injury in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers and did not return.
This comes a day after the Sixers announced that Ben Simmons will have surgery to remove a loose body in his left knee. The loose piece was discovered after he suffered a temporary partial dislocation of his left kneecap in Wednesday’s win over Washington.
On Sunday, Embiid was hurt while landing awkwardly on the stanchion after trying to block a shot. He later grabbed the ankle during a timeout with 6 minutes, 18 seconds left in the quarter.
Embiid then had it checked out on the bench before trying to stretch it out. After the timeout, he headed for the locker room.