WASHINGTON (AFP) — Cameroonian big man Joel Embiid will miss the next two games for the National Basketball Association’s Philadelphia 76ers with a left mid-foot strain, the club announced Monday.
The 28-year-old seven-footer will be sidelined for Tuesday’s home game against Brooklyn and Wednesday’s game at Charlotte.
After that, Embiid’s status will be re-evaluated ahead of the Sixers’ Friday contest at Orlando.
The 76ers are already without star guard James Harden with a right foot sprain and guard Tyrese Maxey, who suffered a broken left foot in a Friday victory over Milwaukee and will miss at least two weeks.
Embiid, last season’s NBA scoring champion, has already missed one game this season with a sore right knee and four others due to illness.
In 12 games this season, Embiid has averaged 32.3 points — second in the league to Luka Doncic of Dallas — plus 10.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.8 blocked shots.
Five-time All-Star Embiid scored a career-high 59 points in a victory over Utah on 13 November.
The 76ers are 8-8 and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference.