On the strange reporting around Joel Embiid's torn meniscus
A conversation with Dr. Brian Sutterer about the Sixers' bizarre avoidance of the word 'tear' or 'surgery' when it comes to Embiid's latest injury.
Over the weekend, word got out that Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid tore his meniscus in his left knee and needs surgery. It’s a devastating blow for Embiid and the Sixers who were contending for a championship. On Tuesday morning, we learned that Embiid underwent surgery for the torn meniscus.
The story should be that simple, but the Philadelphia Sixers aren’t framing it that way, putting Embiid and the public through a bit of a spin cycle. The team has soft-pedaled the injury, repeatedly avoiding the word “tear” and avoiding the word “surgery” altogether, leaving fans and the sports medicine community utterly confused.
Why are they being so coy? Let’s get into it.