Kansas’ Joel Embiid To Sit Until Big 12 Tourney, Maybe Longer

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Kansas’ center Joel Embiid made a splash on the college hoops scene after his impressive January and February play.

Now, after re-injuring his back, one of the most important keys to the Jayhawks’ success will have to sit the remainder of the regular season and possibly longer.

”We’ve made a decision that since we are so close to the postseason, we will re-evaluate him on Sunday,” Self said.

”If the discomfort ceases, he should be able to practice on Monday and participate in the Big 12 championship. If he’s still having symptoms of tightness and soreness, then we will look at sitting him longer through the postseason conference tournament.”

Doctors have said the best remedy for Embiid’s injury is rest and that’s exactly what taking the next couple of games off will give him.

From a long-term perspective, having a lagging back injury as some predicted he could go as high as #1 in this year’s draft, could hurt the freshman’s draft stock.