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'His finger probably shouldn't look like that': Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid dislocates digit in painful-looking injury (VIDEO)

'His finger probably shouldn't look like that': Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid dislocates digit in painful-looking injury (VIDEO)
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid sustained a gruesome injury while playing against Oklahoma City Thunder, dislocating his left ring finger during the first quarter.

The center was injured while defending a shot against the City Thunder on Monday night, leaving his teammates in a state of shock when they saw his finger pointing in the wrong direction.

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After the incident, Embiid left the field for the locker room where he received medical aid.

Several minutes later he returned to the game with his finger taped up.

X-rays of the hand showed there was no fracture and the player was officially diagnosed with a dislocated finger.

I was basically playing with one hand,” Embiid said. “It’s pretty bad, but in the midst of the losing streak I just wanted to make sure that I do everything possible to try to get us a win, and I’m glad we got the win.”

I nearly threw up when I saw that, but I’m glad he came back out,” Embiid’s teammate Ben Simmons said. “We needed him. He’s a big part of this team. We were glad to have him back out there.”

Embiid scored 18 points in the game, helping Philadelphia to take a hard-fought 120-113 victory on Monday.

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