Joel Embiid Could Return as Soon as Game 2 vs Miami

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Sixers center Joel Embiid said that his rehabilitation from a broken orbital bone and concussion has been going well, and “we got a pretty good chance for Game 2 or Game 3.”

Embiid told ESPN prior to Saturday night’s playoff opener against the Miami Heat that he still has to prove that he can withstand contact before he will be cleared to return, but he has been ramping up his on-court work in recent days and has been able to do everything that has been thrown at him thus far.

Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN