On Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported there's "hope" within the Sixers organization Embiid can return to game action in two weeks.
Philadelphia head coach Brett Brown wasn't prepared to put a timetable on the recovery Friday. He said the 24-year-old rising star can't have surgery right away, and the team will have to wait until the procedure is complete to know more.
"After the swelling goes down and whenever the operation happens we'll all have a better feeling of accurate news," Brown told reporters. "Right now we don't have any information."
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Embiid commented on the situation Thursday night via Twitter:
The 76ers, who've already clinched a postseason berth, are riding a nine-game winning streak. They are trying to lock down a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference to earn home-court advantage in the first round and could climb as high as third.
Philly is only a half-game ahead of the fifth-placed Indiana Pacers heading into Saturday's action, though. So the team will have the adapt on the fly over its final seven games to avoid having to start the playoffs on the road.
Richaun Holmes and Amir Johnson should split the playing time at center until Embiid returns.