76ers announce Joel Embiid has 'small lateral meniscus tear'

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Joel Embiid has a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, the 76ers announced on Wednesday afternoon.

"I'm told largely there's optimism around the knee, that this is not a serious injury," Woj said Tuesday night on ESPN. "This is not necessarily something that's going to keep him out, but there's more testing that's going to be done."

The Sixers' 27-year-old All-Star center injured his right knee when taking a fall in Game 4 of the Sixers-Wizards series on Monday night.

Embiid left the Game 4 with eight points, six rebounds and two assists in 11 minutes and did not return. The Sixers went on to suffer their first loss of the series without Embiid, but take a 3-1 series lead into tonight's Game 5 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Embiid is averaging 24.0 points and 6.8 rebounds in 23.8 minutes per game in the series.

Game 5 between the Sixers and Wizards is Wednesday night in Philadelphia. It will be the first time in over a year there will be 100-percent capacity in the Wells Fargo Center.

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