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Joel Embiid to Get Surgery for Meniscus Injury, to Miss Extended Time, per Report

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid will have surgery to address a meniscus issue in his left knee this week.  

The organization has not yet announced Embiid's comeback date, but he is expected to be away for "an extended period of time" recovering from the procedure. 

The franchise has not ruled out Embiid's return this season, according to Wojnarowski, but a schedule will be made more apparent after his treatment.  

Despite appearing in 34 games this season, 29-year-old Embiid has missed four of the 76ers' last five games due to injuries.  

Despite appearing in 34 games this season, 29-year-old Embiid has missed four of the 76ers' last five games due to injuries.  

After sitting out Philadelphia's previous two games, he returned to action on January 30 in a road defeat to the Golden State Warriors. 

He had been having a season worthy of MVP consideration, but the meniscus surgery will probably put a stop 

to his chances of winning the trophy this year due to the league's recently instituted 65-game threshold for major accolades and All-NBA recognition. 

According to a story from The Athletic on Saturday, Embiid was diagnosed with a misplaced flap, a sort of tear, in his left meniscus and has been considering surgery. 

With a record of 30–18 after 48 games, the 76ers are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The club's performance has been lackluster in Embiid's absence, going 4-10 in his 14 games away from the cour 

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