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A few days after posting a career high 49 points against the Atlanta Hawks, Joel Embiid has suffered a left shoulder sprain and is out for at least a week.

The evaluation on his shoulder confirmed a left shoulder sprain; however, this is no structural damage – which helps his timetable for return become more manageable.

He is going to be reevaluated in a week and watch from the sidelines as the 76ers continue to pursue the highest seed they can clench in the Eastern Conference before the commencement of the NBA playoffs.