And boom goes the dynamite.
This is not particularly surprising, though it is a tad infuriating that Embiid, whose meniscus tear first showed up on an MRI in late January, still hasn’t been scheduled for surgery.
Per THE INTERNET, meniscus surgery is fairly common with a short-ish recovery period:
Rehabilitation time for a meniscus repair is about 3 months. A meniscectomy requires less time for healing — approximately 3 to 4 weeks. Recovery. Meniscus tears are extremely common knee injuries. With proper diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, patients often return to their pre-injury abilities.
Jahlil Okafor, however, had his meniscus repaired last year and started the season on a minutes restriction. At this point, that’s what the Sixers should call themselves, the Minutes Restrictions. Trust the process go fuck yourself. I hate sports.
UPDATE: Stein reports that the injury happened during a January practice:
Sources told ESPN.com that Embiid and the Sixers have been exploring treatment options after he suffered a partially torn meniscus and bone bruise in his left knee during a January practice.
A recovery timetable won’t be established, sources said, until after the procedure.
January practice, eh? When Bryan Colangelo was forced to acknowledge the meniscus tear on February 11, he said it could’ve been a pre-existing condition. Most fans assumed it happened when Embiid torqued the ever-living shit out of his knee against the Trailblazers. But Stein, if he’s correct, asserts that it happened during a January practice. Makes you go hmmmmmmmmmmm.
UPDATE 2: Tom Moore corrects the record:
That makes a lot more sense.