Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will miss the rest of the season after a follow-up MRI scan revealed that his meniscal tear “looks more pronounced,” the team announced Tuesday.
Embiid has not played since January 27 after suffering a left knee injury.
The No. 3 national team in 2014, Embiid lost the first two seasons while recovering from foot surgery. He was averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in 2016-17.
“Our main goal and focus continues to be to protect their long-term health and ability to perform on the basketball court,” said Sixers President Bryan Colangelo. “As our medical team and performance staff continue their diligence in evaluating, treating and rehabilitating Joel’s injury, we will provide any pertinent updates when it becomes available.”