The Kansas Jayhawks may have some problems with their star big man Joel Embiid. According to NBC Sports, Embiid was sent to meet with a specialist in LA regarding his mysterious back strain injury that sidelined him for the last few games of the regular season.
Per the Kansas City Star:
Embiid, sidelined by an undisclosed lower-back injury, was to meet with a doctor Monday morning (in Los Angeles) before returning to Lawrence. If it sounds ominous, well, that’s the nature of back injuries. But Coach Bill Self tried to soothe any concerns Sunday, saying the trip to California was planned since Embiid was shut down for the last two games of the regular season.
Embiid could potentially be the #1 pick if he entered this year’s NBA draft but had proposed that he may stay another year with the Jayhawks. An potential back injury might steer him in the direction toward the NBA, however.
Now we have an update:
Joel Embiid out for the Big 12 tournament and likely the first weekend of the NCAA tourney, Bill Self says in statement.
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