This is a poor development.
Embiid left the game tonight after getting hit in the face by Markelle Fultz’s shoulder. He did not have a concussion and X-rays were negative.
However, after 11 p.m. tonight he posted the following on Instagram, from a hospital bed:
Joel Embiid is in the hospital pic.twitter.com/j08NmvQC5r
— Kyle Scott (@CrossingBroad) March 29, 2018
Markelle Fultz also tweeted:
Prayers with my brother🙏🏽 love you bro and I’m here with you @JoelEmbiid
— Markelle Fultz (@MarkelleF) March 29, 2018
The first thought here would be an orbital fracture, which is not fully debilitating from a basketball sense, but still a highly suboptimal injury.
We’ll have more as it becomes available. Video of the injury is after the jump.
Maybe it’s just me, but you can actually see something move unnaturally in his face when he got hit.