Joel Embiid is done for the year after tearing the meniscus in his left knee on an awkward landing after a dunk against the Blazers.
After missing his first two seasons recovering from foot surgeries, Embiid flashed super star potential this year, averaging 20.2 points per game and regularly showcasing his freakish athletic ability. But after his latest knee injury, Colin thinks his career is mirroring that of another injury prone center, Greg Oden.
“Right now, he’s Greg Oden. Greg Oden was also hurt in college, so was Joel Embiid. This kid has played 31 of 246 NBA games.”
Embiid has already shown more NBA potential than Oden did during his stint in the league, but it doesn’t matter if he can’t stay healthy. He can’t stay healthy.
Check out Colin’s full rant: