Joel Embiid said he could miss Thursday's showdown with the Boston Celtics after dislocating his left ring finger in the first quarter of Monday night's 120-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at Wells Fargo Center.
"That's a possibility," Embiid said after finishing with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in 32 minutes. "I want to play. It's a big game. Last time we played them, we had great success, but at the end of the day, whatever they want me to do. Obviously, I'll try to fight it, but they care about me, so whatever they want to do. ... We'll see."
When Embiid came to the podium for his postgame interview after meeting with the team's doctor, he wasn't wearing anything on his left hand or finger. Embiid said the evaluation was about the ligaments in his finger.
"They were just talking about the ligament," Embiid said. "They're still figuring out what's next."