76ers say Joel Embiid has torn ligament in hand, no timetable for return


The Philadelphia 76ers said Thursday that star center Joel Embiid has a torn radial collateral ligament in the fourth metacarpal in his left hand and there is still no timetable for his return.

Embiid continues to consult with doctors about his next steps.

“Nobody’s crying. This is not a woe-is-me moment for our players,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said.

Embiid had already been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Boston Celtics.

He suffered the injury in the first quarter of Monday’s 120-113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

He was able to stay in the game, playing 32 minutes, but he said afterward that he had trouble going up for rebounds with his fingers taped.

Source : ESPN