Joel Embiid's Sports Injuries

Type of Sport: Basketball

Joel Embiid's Sports Injuries Table

Type Area Date Consequences Content How It Happened Recovery Duration Rehabilitation Details Impact On Career Psychological Impact Previous Injuries Return To Competition Severity Treatment Medical Staff Long Term Impact Preventive Measures Competition Missed Initial Symptoms Re Injury Risk Support System Rehabilitation Location
Contusions (Bruises) Left Knee 2021-03-11 Missed several weeks Embiid suffered a bone bruise in his left knee after landing awkwardly following a dunk during a game. This injury caused him to miss several weeks of the 2020-21 NBA season. Landing awkwardly after a dunk 3 weeks Rest and physical therapy Temporary setback in MVP-caliber season Concerns about knee health Foot fractures, knee meniscus tear, orbital fracture, shoulder sprain Early April 2021 Moderate Rest and physical therapy Philadelphia 76ers medical team Minimal Careful monitoring and strengthening exercises Several weeks of 2020-21 NBA season Pain and swelling in the knee Moderate Family, coaches, and medical team Philadelphia
Fractures Left Eye 2018-03-27 Missed start of 2018 NBA Playoffs Embiid suffered an orbital fracture and concussion after colliding with teammate Markelle Fultz, requiring surgery and causing him to miss the start of the playoffs. Collision with teammate Markelle Fultz 3 weeks Surgery to repair fracture and rest for concussion Missed critical playoff games Concerns about facial injuries and the use of protective masks Foot fractures, knee meniscus tear Mid-2018 NBA Playoffs Moderate Surgery and rest Philadelphia 76ers medical team Need for protective masks in future games Use of protective gear Start of 2018 NBA Playoffs Severe pain and swelling around the eye Low Family, coaches, and medical team Philadelphia
Fractures Left Foot 2015-08-17 Missed entire 2015-2016 NBA season Embiid underwent a second surgery on his left foot due to complications from the initial procedure, causing him to miss another full season. Complications from previous surgery 12 months Second surgery and extended physical therapy Further delayed NBA debut Increased frustration and doubts about career longevity Previous right foot fracture 2016-17 NBA season High Surgery and physical therapy Philadelphia 76ers medical team Heightened concerns about foot durability Enhanced rehabilitation protocols and careful monitoring Entire 2015-16 NBA season Pain and complications from previous surgery Moderate Family, coaches, and medical team Philadelphia
Fractures Right Foot 2014-06-19 Missed entire 2014-2015 NBA season Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his right foot during a pre-draft workout, which required surgery and led to him missing his entire rookie season. Stress fracture during a pre-draft workout 12 months Underwent surgery and intensive physical therapy Delayed NBA debut Frustration and anxiety over delayed start to professional career No major previous injuries 2016-17 NBA season High Surgery and physical therapy Philadelphia 76ers medical team Concerns about recurring foot injuries Strengthening exercises and monitored workload Entire 2014-15 NBA season Pain and discomfort in the foot Moderate Family, coaches, and medical team Philadelphia
Knee Injuries Left Knee 2017-01-19 Missed remainder of 2016-17 NBA season Joel Embiid tore the meniscus in his left knee during a game, requiring surgery and causing him to miss the remainder of the season. Injury during game against Portland Trail Blazers 6 months Surgery followed by physical therapy Interrupted first full NBA season Concerns about knee stability and future injuries Foot fractures Start of 2017-18 NBA season Moderate Surgery and physical therapy Philadelphia 76ers medical team Potential for future knee issues Strengthening and conditioning programs Remainder of 2016-17 NBA season Knee pain and swelling Moderate Family, coaches, and medical team Philadelphia
Ligament Injuries Right Thumb 2022-04-22 Played through injury in playoffs Joel Embiid tore a ligament in his right thumb during a playoff game but decided to play through the injury, delaying surgery until after the season. Injury during game against Toronto Raptors 2 months post-surgery Surgery followed by physical therapy Played with discomfort during playoffs Concerns about grip and shooting ability Foot fractures, knee meniscus tear, orbital fracture, shoulder sprain, knee bone bruise Start of 2022-23 NBA season Moderate Surgery and physical therapy Philadelphia 76ers medical team Potential impact on shooting mechanics Hand strengthening exercises None during playoffs, post-season surgery Pain and limited thumb mobility Low Family, coaches, and medical team Philadelphia
Sprains Left Shoulder 2020-02-25 Missed several games Joel Embiid sprained his left shoulder during a game, which caused him to miss several games during the 2019-20 NBA season. Collision during game against Cleveland Cavaliers 2 weeks Rest and physical therapy Minor interruption in season Concerns about shoulder stability Foot fractures, knee meniscus tear, orbital fracture Mid-March 2020 Moderate Rest and physical therapy Philadelphia 76ers medical team Minimal Strengthening exercises Several games in 2019-20 NBA season Pain and limited range of motion in shoulder Low Family, coaches, and medical team Philadelphia

Joel Embiid's Sports Injuries Videos

Joel Embiid yells in serious pain after a scary knee injury vs. Warriors 😬

49ers wide receiver in the front row and Embiid loses it, hits the floor trying to save it. Ball knocked around, Curry has the angle and the bucket, and Joel Embiid is down on the ground. This will be the end of his night as he looks like he is in a great deal of pain. Excellent defense by Kuminga, who landed right on Embiid's leg, likely hyperextending it. Embiid is up on his feet but needed some time to collect himself. The athletic training staff came over, and Embiid is heading to the locker room. He has been hobbled all night, and Kuminga's landing probably hyperextended his knee. Both Embiid and Kuminga knew there was trouble right away, with Embiid writhing in pain and grabbing his left knee.
Video thumb: Joel Embiid yells in serious pain after a scary knee injury vs. Warriors 😬