The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly made a decision on Joel Embiid for the start of the second round of the playoffs.
Embiid is reportedly dealing with a thumb injury and an orbital fracture. He will miss at least Game 1 and Game 2 of the second round.
"Joel Embiid won’t travel for Games 1 and 2 in Miami, but there’s optimism he could return as soon as either Game 3 or 4 in Philadelphia. He needs to clear concussion protocols and see doctor mid-week on his orbital fracture. More on NBA Countdown at 12:30 ET on ABC," ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted.
James Harden will have to step up in Embiid's absence.
Game 1 is set for Monday night at 7:30 p.m. E.T.