Doc Rivers issues warning about Joel Embiid's health
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Joel Embiid looked sharp in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal, but that doesn’t mean the Philadelphia 76ers center is in the clear for the remainder of the playoffs.

76ers coach Doc Rivers cautioned Monday that even though Embiid played well Sunday and felt good Monday, the team had to manage his meniscus issue carefully and he would still be considered day-to-day for some time.

Embiid delivered 39 points and nine rebounds Sunday against the Hawks in a losing effort. That said, he’d been rested for several days. It remains to be seen how well Embiid holds up playing roughly every other day on his right knee.

As good as Embiid was, the Sixers still lost Game 1. Rivers’ biggest concern might be figuring out a way to slow this guy down.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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