Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, becoming the fourth Sixers player in that situation.
Embiid was scheduled to miss Monday night’s game against the New York Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center for rest. However, the four-time All-Star could end up missing several more games.
Losing Embiid for an extended amount of time, would badly affect Sixers. The Cameroonian is on an average of 21.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, a career-high 4.0 assists and 1.4 blocks.
Embiid’s case was the latest blow to the Sixers on the health front, Monday November 8, after three other Sixers players; Tobias Harris, Matisse Thybulle and Isaiah Joe, who all entered the health and safety protocols last week
With the NBA’s health and safety protocols, a player who tests positive for COVID-19 is expected to miss a minimum of 10 days, save for a scenario where they produce two negative tests back-to-back. The NBA’s health and safety protocols necessitate frequent testing for unvaccinated players, while vaccinated players are not subject to regular tests except for in limited situations, such as when players show COVID-19 symptoms or have a known exposure to a close contact with COVID-19.