Joel Embiid injury status of the 76ers (Updated: Feb. 05)

Joel Hans Embiid (born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). This article contains a summary of this athlete’s injury information.

The latest injury reports Joel Embiid

(Source: Wikipedia)

Injury: Foot

Injury status: Game Time Decision

UPDATE (Feb. 05):

For Sunday’s game against the Knicks, Joel Embiid’s status is in doubt due to soreness in his left foot.

UPDATE (Feb. 03):

Because of soreness in his left foot, Embiid’s status for Friday’s game against San Antonio is in doubt.

Due to a lingering foot injury, Embiid has been listed as questionable in the last four games before being upgraded to available. Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed may see increased playing time if he can’t play on Friday.

UPDATE (Feb. 01):

Because of soreness in his left foot, Embiid’s availability for Wednesday’s game against the Magic is in question.

Embiid is still experiencing discomfort in his left foot, and as a result, he is listed as questionable for a fifth consecutive game. Despite this, he has participated in each of Philadelphia’s most recent three games after missing the team’s victory over the Kings on January 21 as a result of the problem.

The candidate for Most Valuable Player has played in nine games since returning from a three-game absence. In those games, he has averaged 34.1 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.7 blocks, and 1.0 steals while playing 32.9 minutes per game.

In the event that he is benched once more on Wednesday, Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed are in line to receive expanded responsibilities.

UPDATE (Jan. 30):

Because of soreness in his left foot, Embiid’s status for Monday’s game against the Magic is currently in question.

During Saturday’s victory over Denver, Embiid displayed why he is a candidate for MVP honors by scoring 47 points (18-31 from the field, 4-7 from beyond the arc, and 7-10 from the free throw line), grabbing 18 rebounds, dishing out five assists, stealing three balls, and blocking two shots over the course of 38 minutes.

However, the star big man is still dealing with soreness in his left foot, which resulted in him missing four games in January and may cause him to have his workload managed once more on Monday. In that scenario, Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed would be strong candidates to take on expanded responsibilities.

UPDATE (Jan. 28):

Embiid’s status for Saturday’s game against the Nuggets is in doubt due to a foot injury.

Embiid recently had to sit out a game because of discomfort in his left foot, but on Wednesday he made his return to the court and recorded a double-double consisting of 26 points and 10 rebounds.

It would appear that the problem is still bothering him, which could keep him out of action for another competition; however, there have been no reports about the candidate for MVP suffering a setback, which suggests that the injury is not serious.

On the other hand, if Philadelphia chooses to play it safe and keeps Embiid out of the lineup, then Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed are candidates for increased playing time again.

UPDATE (Jan. 25):

According to Rich Hofmann of The Athletic, Embiid (foot) did not take part in a significant amount of Tuesday’s practice, and it is unknown what his status will be for Wednesday’s game against the Nets.

After taking some time off to rest his sore left foot during Sunday’s victory over the Kings, Embiid didn’t put in a lot of work in practice on Tuesday, so fantasy managers shouldn’t be surprised if the star center misses another game on Wednesday. If that were to occur, Montrezl Harrell would most likely be given another starting assignment.

Embiid took some time off to rest his nagging left foot during the game against the Kings on Sunday, and it appears likely that he will do the same thing against the Hawks on Wednesday. The status of his participation in the game should become clearer after the completion of the team’s injury report later in the day; however, it seems likely that he will be listed as questionable.

UPDATE (Jan. 21):

Embiid is ready for the 76ers vs. Kings game on Saturday.

This season, Embiid has averaged a career-high 33.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, 1.7 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game, making him the third-best fantasy player in nine-category leagues.

UPDATE (Jan. 10):

Joel Embiid (foot) is questionable for Tuesday’s game against Detroit.

UPDATE (Jan. 8):

Embiid (foot) will miss Sunday’s game against the Pistons, according to’s Justin Grasso.

UPDATE (Jan. 06):

Joel Embiid will miss his second straight game Friday due to left foot soreness.

UPDATE (Jan. 04):

Embiid is ready for the 76ers – Pacers game on Wednesday.


Joel Embiid is ready to play against the Rockets on Monday.

Embiid will miss his fourth straight game on Sunday due to a left foot sprain. Embiid’s next opportunity to play will be against the Hawks on Monday. In his absence, Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed should continue to see extended frontcourt minutes.

Joel Embiid is questionable for the 76ers’ game against the Magic, having missed the previous two due to a foot injury.

About Joel Embiid

No. 21 – Philadelphia 76ers
Position Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born 16 March 1994 (age 28)
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Nationality Cameroonian
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)[a]
Listed weight 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school
  • Montverde Academy
    (Montverde, Florida)
  • The Rock School
    (Gainesville, Florida)
College Kansas (2013–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–present Philadelphia 76ers