X-ray on Embiid's hand negative, 'just a sprain'

An X-ray on the right hand of Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was negative after he took a hard fall in Sunday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns.

Embiid said after the game that the injury appears to be “just a sprain” and that he thinks he’ll be fine.

“They said it wasn’t broken. They think it was sprained, so I guess that’s good news,” Embiid said.

Embiid had 22 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks in the Sixers’ 123-110 win.

He stayed in the game after the fall. Afterward, he said, “It was numb, but I’m a warrior, I want to push this stuff. I wanted to be on the court to win the game.”

The Sixers are 14-13 when Embiid plays and 2-7 without him.

“The way he plays, there’s always a chance [for injury], you know,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “It’s like with everybody, but him especially. I think the fact that he just hasn’t practiced, the awkward moments, unorthodox moments scare you a little bit more.”

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