Sixers’ Joel Embiid X-Rays Negative

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Some good news to ring in 2018 for the Philadelphia 76ers as x-rays on his injured hand came back negative.

Embiid was injured during the 76ers win over the Phoenix Suns on New Year’s Eve and was seen holding his hand in pain.

Embiid had his hand wrapped in ice after the game, and said he thinks he will 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 and nine rebounds and was hurt with 3:54 left in the game, getting called for a loose ball foul during the incident.

“The way he plays, there’s always a chance [for injury], you know,” Sixers head 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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