Is Joel Embiid playing tonight? Injury update on Sixers star’s thumb

Is Joel Embiid playing tonight? The Philadelphia 76ers will square off against the Toronto Raptors for Game 6 of their NBA playoff first-round series on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 PM ET (Friday, April 29th at 4:30 AM IST).

With the 3-2 series still in favour of the Philadelphia 76ers, Doc Rivers’ side will be hoping to complete the job when they face the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 on Thursday. The Sixers went 3-0 up but have lost two games in a row against the Raptors who have come back fighting.

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As the Sixers now approach Game 6, NBA fans are concerned over whether Philadelphia star Joel Embiid will play on Thursday. Embiid has been struggling with a thumb issue which is reportedly hampering his game.

Joel Embiid injury update

Earlier this week, reports from ESPN confirmed that Joel Embiid will need surgery on his ailing right thumb, but the Cameroonian will wait until the end of the season to get it treated. Embiid reportedly requires surgery to address the ligament tear in his right thumb. Sixers coach Doc Rivers also confirmed the injury of his star player

Is Joel Embiid playing tonight vs Raptors in Game 6?

Embiid is listed as questionable on the Sixers’ injury report card. The 28-year-old may still start Game 6 for the Sixers but it is unlikely that Rivers will be keeping Embiid on the court for longer than what is necessary.

This season, Embiid was averaging a staggering 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. He was also instrumental in guiding the Sixers to a 3-0 lead in the NBA playoffs vs the Raptors.

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