Joel Embiid Could Get Some Time Off With Various Injuries

by February 11, 2014


by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33

Kansas may be without its dominant center for the foreseeable future.

According to Jayhawks head coach Bill Self, freshman big man Joel Embiid has suffered injuries to his left leg and back, and will get some time off. There is no word on whether or not Embiid will miss any games with these injuries.

From the Kansas City Star:

“Jo is beat up,” Self said. “He’s beat up. I’m not going to make one excuse for him, because if you’re out there you have to (perform), but certainly he’s going to get some time off.”

Will Embiid miss Saturday’s home game against TCU? Self isn’t ready to say.

“I don’t know,” Self said. “We’re going to re-evaluate. We’ve known since last week that we were just going to try to get through (K-State on Monday). There’s nothing structurally that he’s dealing with, but he’s beat up, obviously.

“His body has taken a toll here the last two or three weeks.”

The No. 7 Jayhawks have two games in the next week, hosting TCU on Saturday and traveling to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech next Tuesday. Embiid is third on the team with 10.7 points per game, and leads Kansas in rebounding (7.8 rpg) and blocks (2.5 bpg)