Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid suffered a gruesome dislocated left finger during the first quarter of Monday's 120-113 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, but he battled through the rest of the contest after initially exiting.
The 7-foot center said postgame that missing Thursday's clash against the Boston Celtics is a "possibility," but helping his club snap its four-game skid was worth the pain.
"It was pretty bad," Embiid told reporters, including ESPN's Tim Bontemps. "I basically could only play with one hand. It was really bad. But in the midst of the losing streak, I just wanted to make sure that I do everything possible to get us a win, and I was glad to get us a win.