Joel Embiid: ‘I Felt My Finger Snapping And I Thought I Fractured it’

by January 07, 2020
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Joel Embiid figured he had broken his left ring finger as it dangled gruesomely from his hand Monday night.

Instead, he got it taped up, and led Philadelphia to a desperately-needed 120-113 win against the visiting OKC Thunder.

The Sixers’ All-Star center may end up missing some time to deal with the injury.

Per The AP:

“I nearly threw up when I saw that,” 76ers guard Ben Simmons said.

Embiid played through the unsightly injury and scored 18 points, Simmons had 17 points and 15 rebounds and Philadelphia snapped a four-game losing streak, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-113 on Monday night.

“I felt my finger snapping and I thought I fractured it,” Embiid said. “They did some X-rays and said it was nothing.”

Embiid said there was a chance he might not play Thursday against Boston.

“I couldn’t go up with two hands,” Embiid said. “There were a couple of times I could have grabbed with both hands but I just couldn’t. I just kept tapping it.”

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