01 April, 2018
He now has no timeline to return, but one report said a return between two-to-four weeks is possible. He has been put in the NBA's concussion protocol.
Fultz, the 2017 first-overall pick, being the player who inadvertently took out Embiid is ironic as he just returned to the 76ers Monday after a lengthy period out of the lineup himself.
Fultz was driving toward the basket 20 seconds into the period when he appeared to accidentally head-butt Embiid. As Sports Illustrated's Ben Golliver noted, with Embiid on the floor, Philadelphia has had the league's best defensive rating and fourth-best offensive rating, numbers that plunge to 14th and 27th without him. Dario Saric and the rest of the starters get a boost with this news, while Ersan Ilyasova, Amir Johnson, and Richaun Holmes should all see a bump in playing time until Embiid returns.
Embiid was wobbly heading off the court but the Sixers announced the big man suffered a simple facial contusion.
Immediately following the injury, Embiid passed the NBA's locker room concussion assessment tool.More news: With 'Roseanne' success, Roseanne Barr is back to raising eyebrows
"My heart dropped", Fultz said Wednesday of his collision with Embiid.
Philadelphia fans' worst fears might be coming true. "He's a tough guy. All I can do is pray for him". Philadelphia now holds the fourth-seed in the Eastern Conference. However, his teammate's condition was on his mind as he gave comments about the in-game crash he was part of, and also tweeted out he was keeping him in his thoughts and prayers.
The Indiana Pacers are lurking a half-game back of the 76ers.