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Joel Embiid's MRI Reveals Bone Bruise, No Structural Damage To Left Knee

PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) -- Sixers fans are waking up to good news on Saturday about All-Star center Joel Embiid. According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Embiid's MRI showed no structural damage to his left knee, just a bone bruise.

She also reports that his ACL and meniscus are "fine."

The injury happened Friday night during the Sixers 127-101 win over the Washington Wizards.

Shortly after the report, the Sixers tweeted out that Embiid will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Embiid, an MVP candidate for his role on the Eastern Conference-leading Sixers, was in his first game back following a week-long absence for contract tracing. He entered Friday averaging 30.2 points and 11.6 rebounds.

He had also grabbed seven rebounds before his departure with 6:20 left in the third.

Following a dunk for his last points, Embiid landed awkwardly on his left leg, his knee joint appearing to bend slightly forward. He laid on the floor for several minutes, and a stretcher was briefly brought onto the court, but the center eventually limped off under his own power.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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