On Friday, the Philadelphia 76ers will travel to take on the San Antonio Spurs. It’s the second time these two teams have played this season, and the Spurs won the first matchup with a score of 114-105.
Latest Updates Injury Status for Joel Embiid and Romeo Langford
The 76ers Injury Reports
|Joel Embiid||Feb. 2||Foot||Questionable|
Because of the discomfort in his left foot, it is unclear whether or not Embiid will be able to play in Friday’s game against San Antonio.
Embiid has been listed as questionable for the last four games he has played in before being upgraded to available status. This is because of an ongoing foot injury. If he is unable to play on Friday, Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed could see an increase in the amount of time they spend on the field.
During Wednesday’s game against Orlando, in which Philadelphia defeated the Magic by a score of 105-94, Embiid logged 35 minutes of action and finished with 28 points (9-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 10-10 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, and one block.
Embiid has had foot problems for quite some time, but he has still managed to score at least 25 points in each of the last four games he has played while also grabbing at least 10 rebounds in each of those games. Over his most recent 10 contests, the All-Star center has recorded an average of 33.5 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.4 three-pointers, and 0.9 steals per game.
The Spurs Injury Reports
|Romeo Langford||Feb. 2||Hip|
|Jeremy Sochan||Feb. 2||Back|
|Tre Jones||Feb. 1||Foot||Questionable|
|Devin Vassell||Jan. 6||Knee|
Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports that Langford (hip) will not play Friday against the 76ers.
Langford will miss his sixth straight game due to left adductor tightness. It’s recommended that both Keita Bates-Diop and Josh Richardson keep getting more playing time.
Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports that Jones’s (foot) status for Friday’s game against the 76ers is in doubt.
Tre Jones is doubtful to play on Friday after leaving the game against Sacramento on Wednesday with a sore left foot. Malaki Branham and Josh Richardson, who are expected to see significant playing time in place of Romeo Langford (hip injury), will have to handle the point guard and shooting guard duties.
Meanwhile, Sochan left Wednesday’s game against the Kings because of lower back soreness and will miss at least one game as a result. There’s a chance that Stanley Johnson, Doug McDermott, and Isaiah Roby will get more minutes on the field on Friday.