Report: Embiid to Miss First Game vs. Ben Simmons Since Nets Trade

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By Zach Koons The Sixers star will be sidelined for two games this week with a new injury. 76ers center Joel Embiid will not be available when former franchise star Ben Simmons returns to Philadelphia as a member of the Nets on Tuesday night. Embiid has a left mid-foot sprain and will miss the game against the Nets, set to tip at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Embiid also reportedly will be out for Wednesday’s tilt against the Hornets. Charania reports that Embiid, an MVP candidate, will be re-evaluated in the coming days. The injury update will nix the first…

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