Joel Embiid Will get Candid About His Battle With Covid After His Return to Play

The Philadelphia 76ers fortunately welcomed again their famous person heart Joel Embiid to the beginning lineup after lacking 9 video games within the NBA’s Well being and Security protocols. Embiid was distinctive in his return, placing up a stat line of 42 factors, 14 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks. Nonetheless, it wasn’t sufficient because the Sixers misplaced 121-120 in double additional time to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night time.

Embiid, who logged 45 minutes in his first sport again after testing optimistic for COVID-19, talked about his expertise with the sickness with reporters. The All-Star heart described his experiences with the virus inflicting respiratory points with unhealthy complications. One thing he struggled with mightily.

What was much more spectacular was that he virtually didn’t play within the sport via CNN. 

“Actually, I didn’t assume I used to be going to play tonight after the exercise final night time,” Embiid mentioned. “Actually couldn’t go up and down greater than 3 times. I assume, to me, it’s a miracle I even performed this many minutes.”

The Sixers had misplaced eight of their final 10 video games with out Embiid since Nov. 6 and are presently 10-10 on the season.

The Sixers (10-10) return to the court docket Monday towards the Orlando Magic (4-17).

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