Embiid’s right thumb injury was reported for the first time during the Sixers’ first-round matchup with the Toronto Raptors. He played despite the injury as Philadelphia overcame Toronto before being ousted from the playoffs by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Embiid played despite the injury in Philadelphia’s Game 4 loss to the Raptors, finishing with 21 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in Toronto’s 110-102 defeat. In the final two games of the series, he averaged 26.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks. In addition, he sustained a right orbital fracture and concussion in Game 6 against Toronto, which prevented him from playing in Games 1 and 2 of the series versus Miami.