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Doc Rivers has injury update on Joel Embiid as Sixers return from trip

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CAMDEN, N.J. — The Philadelphia 76ers got back to work at practice on Tuesday following a 5-0 road trip. They showed significant resilience to win those games.

The last win of the trip was a 21-point comeback thriller over the Sacramento Kings. The Sixers were short-handed for that game. They played without both James Harden and Joel Embiid as Philadelphia wants to manage their injuries.

Embiid missed the win over the Kings due to left foot soreness. It is an injury that held him out for three games earlier in the year. With Philadelphia back at practice, coach Doc Rivers revealed he was not able to practice.

“He’s here, but he didn’t go,” he said. “We did a lot of skeleton work, walkthrough stuff.”

As far as his status for Wednesday’s matchup with the Brooklyn Nets, Rivers isn’t sure.

“I don’t know,” he stated. “He’s day-to-day. We’ll see how he progresses.”

Considering this is the same injury Embiid had earlier in the year, one might assume there would be some concern. Rivers isn’t worried at the moment.

“It’s the same thing and we just want to make sure it’s right,” Rivers added. “If it’s right, he plays. If it’s not, we’ll wait another game and see where he’s at.”

Embiid is obviously the engine that drives this machine in Philadelphia. They will need the big fella at his best so this is a situation worth monitoring.

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