Posted February 11, 2014

Kansas freshman Joel Embiid could miss time with back, knee injuries

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Joel Embiid is averaging 10.7 points and 7.8 rebounds a game this season. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Joel Embiid is averaging 10.7 points and 7.8 rebounds a game this season. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid could miss time with back and knee injuries, head coach Bill Self said.

The seventh-ranked Jayhawks have a shot at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, and Self did not specify how much time Embiid would miss. The Jayhawks’ next game is  Saturday against TCU.

Embiid has a sprained knee and has been dealing with back trouble. He played only 18 minutes, scoring six points in Kansas’ 85-82 overtime loss to Kansas State on Monday.

“I’m not going to make one excuse for him, because if you’re out there, you have to [perform],” Self said, via ESPN.com. “But certainly he’s going to get some time off.”

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2 comments
muser
muser

It's looking more and more like Kansas will have everyone back except Wiggins and Black. Adding Oubre and Alexander would make them the best preseason lineup in recent memory. 

x72
x72

lol kansas