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New Injury Update For Joel Embiid

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 29: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts to his three pointer during a 121-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid has battled left knee soreness before this season. This time, it will knock him out of action for at least one week.

The 76ers announced moments ago that Embiid will be re-evaluated in one week as he deals with the soreness. He'll undergo physical therapy and load management.

An MRI revealed no structural damage for Embiid, a positive sign. The 25-year-old big man played in the NBA All-Star Game over the weekend and scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in 23 minutes of action.

Now, he won't be seeing game action for a little bit of time.

Embiid is averaging career-highs in multiple categories this season, including points (27.3 per game), rebounds (13.5) and free throw percentage (.811). Philadelphia is currently 37-21 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Philly obviously wants to play this safe, as having Embiid healthy and good to go in late-March and April is of the utmost importance. Hopefully the issue doesn't become something he can't play through.

The 76ers will return to the court after the All-Star break tomorrow night when they host the Miami Heat.