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

by January 07, 2020

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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