After two players have entered the COVID-19 protocol, the Sixers have updated their status.
The first Philadelphia 76er to test positive for COVID-19 was Tobias Harris. After acquiring coronavirus on November 1, he’ll be sidelined for another six days. Another player has now been added to the NBA’s health and safety regulations.
Isaiah Joe, a Sixers guard, either tested positive or was in close proximity to someone who did. He gets placed on the quarantine list alongside Harris and must stay away for at least 10 days. The news sent the squad into a frenzy, as the entire roster was required to undergo COVID-19 testing before facing the Detroit Pistons. They would have had to forfeit the game if there had been an epidemic. Fortunately, this is not the case.
Everyone else tested negative, said to head coach Doc Rivers. As they seek to extend their winning streak to five games in a row in Motown, they should have 11 bodies at their disposal. On the official injury report, Furkan Korkmaz and Joel Embiid were labeled as questionable, but they are expected to play. Harris, Joe, Danny Green (hamstring), Ben Simmons (mental), and Grant Riller were already out for the Sixers (knee).
The rest of the Sixers’ players tested negative for COVID, according to Doc Rivers. If Joel Embiid and Furkan Korkmaz (both questionable) participate, they’ll have ten players available.
November 4, 2021 — Rich Hofmann (@rich hofmann)
Doc Rivers stated that the entire team’s COVID testing disturbed their planned film session and walk-through for today’s game against the Sixers in Detroit. He believes that the fact that they just beat the Pistons would help, and that “life happens.”
November 4, 2021 — Gina Mizell (@ginamizell)
In recent days, the injuries haven’t been as significant. The 76ers continue to win against quality opponents such as the Atlanta Hawks, Portland Trail Blazers, and Chicago Bulls. Korkmaz, Tyrese Maxey, Andre Drummond, Matisse Thybulle, and Seth Curry have made up their makeshift starting five (without Embiid). Embiid’s availability may be in doubt for the foreseeable future as he recovers from a season-opening knee injury.
Due to knee soreness, Joel Embiid informed Ramona Shelburne that he couldn’t walk for two days following the team’s season opener.
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