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Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid has meniscus tear in right knee, sits out Game 5 vs. Washington Wizards

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The Philadelphia 76ers announced Wednesday that superstar center Joel Embiid has a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee after taking an awkward fall during Game 4 of the first-round playoff series against the Washington Wizards on Monday night. Embiid did not play in the team’s series-clinching 129-112 win in Game 5 on Wednesday night and is day-to-day going forward.

The Sixers will next face the Atlanta Hawks, who advanced after beating the New York Knicks in Game 5 later Wednesday. After staying in for a few more minutes, Embiid checked out of the game and walked back to the locker room.

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