Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid does not have structural damage in his sprained left shoulder, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Embiid, who sat out Thursday night’s game against the New York Knicks, will be re-evaluated in a week, the source said.
After Thursday’s game, Philadelphia embarks on a California road trip, starting with games against the Clippers on Sunday and Lakers on Tuesday before heading north to Sacramento on Thursday.
Embiid was injured Wednesday night in a loss at Cleveland when he collided with Ante Zizic. X-rays following the game didn’t show a fracture. The 76ers said earlier Thursday that they would have another update Friday.
Embiid sat for the 17th time this season because of injury or suspension. The Sixers were also missing Ben Simmons against the Knicks because of a back injury.
“It’s a painfully obvious bind,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “We’re missing two All-Stars. You yank that from the team and it’s painful.”
Simmons missed his third game. Injured in a practice, he has a nerve impingement in his lower back and will miss at least two weeks.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.