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Joel Embiid to Undergo Surgery on Left Ring Finger

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Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Joel Embiid will be out for a few weeks due to a torn radial collateral ligament in the ring finger of his left hand. He is set to undergo surgery on Friday.

ESPN is reporting Embiid met with a hand specialist before his Philadelphia 76ers faced the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday. He'll be reevaluated in a few weeks.

Embiid injured his finger Monday night and it looked gnarly.

Embiid is having a solid year for the Sixers. In 31 games he's averaging 23.4 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 blocks in 31.1 minutes per game.

The 25-year-old is obviously the biggest star on the Sixers, who are 24-14 and sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. They need him to return as quickly as possible.