Joel Embiid Gruesomely Dislocates Finger, But Stays In Game!
WARNING: LOOK AWAY IF YOU’RE SQUEAMISH!!!
Joel Embiid nastily dislocated his ring finger during the 76ers’ win over the Thunder on Monday … and the injury was so bad — his digit bent sideways at a 90-degree angle!!
But, the craziest part … EMBIID STAYED IN THE GAME!!
The horrific scene all went down in the 1st quarter at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia … when Embiid went up to block a shot but got his finger tangled in the process.
When he eventually looked down to see the mangled mess on his hand … it wasn’t pretty — with teammate Ben Simmons saying, “I nearly thew up when I saw that.”
Joel went into the locker room for a few minutes to pop it back into place and check for broken bones … but when the injury came back clean — the guy hopped right back on the court!!!
Embiid ended up playing 32 minutes and still managed to score 18 points with nine rebounds and 8 assists. Yeah, BEAST!!
Joel says he might take the Sixers’ next game off on Thursday against the Celtics to rest the hand … and we’re pretty sure he’s earned that right.
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