'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.
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.
I feel like Joel Embiid’s finger probably shouldn’t look like this pic.twitter.com/BaNde7t7Nh— Dave Loughran (@Loughy_D) January 7, 2020
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.”
Me: I’ll turn on the Sixers to help me forget about Wentz getting hurt in his first playoff quarter. Joel Embiid: pic.twitter.com/QWSJ9NwSKy— Blaise (@blaise153) January 7, 2020
“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.”
Look away 🙈Joel Embiid is back out on the court now after this 👀Finger is taped up now pic.twitter.com/e6F5ZM8sN5— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 7, 2020
Embiid scored 18 points in the game, helping Philadelphia to take a hard-fought 120-113 victory on Monday.