This season, Joel Embiid was plagued by injuries.
This season, Joel Embiid was a favourite for the MVP title. Unfortunately, he was unable to receive the award since the press appeared to hold a vengeance against him. Instead, they chose Nikola Jokic, who put up some outstanding numbers while carrying a team like the Denver Nuggets.
Embiid was plagued by injuries throughout the season, especially in the semifinals. For example, Embiid had issues with his thumb and even injured his eye, which held him out of the team’s series against the Miami Heat for the first several games.
76ers’ Joel Embiid underwent surgery Monday to repair his right thumb injury, per the team, and he also had a procedure to repair an injury to his left index finger. Neither procedure is expected to impact Embiid’s availability for training camp.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 31, 2022
Embiid is looking to get healthy now that the Sixers’ season is finished. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that the Sixers superstar recently undergone two surgeries. The first was on his bothersome thumb, and the second was on another finger that was irritating him. Thankfully for Embiid and the Sixers, this is not a long-term ailment, as he is anticipated to be present at training camp.
The 76ers are seeking to redeem themselves after an early postseason elimination. Embiid is hungry to reach the Eastern Conference Finals, and the Sixers will be deadly if he can remain healthy.