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Reports: Embiid (ankle) to return vs. Raptors

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will return to the lineup Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors after a one-game absence due to an ankle injury, multiple outlets reported.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Tobias Harris, Josh Richardson and Al Horford will also return to the lineup to face the Raptors.

All four starters sat out Tuesday night’s loss to the Phoenix Suns, with only Richardson doing so for rest purposes. Embiid injured his left ankle on Sunday in a loss to Portland.

Harris was listed with right ankle soreness, and Horford was listed with left knee soreness for Tuesday’s absences.

Embiid, 26, averaged 30 points and 13.5 rebounds in his first four games in the NBA bubble near Orlando before playing only six minutes in the loss to the Trail Blazers.

The 76ers are without two-time All-Star Ben Simmons, who was lost due to a partially dislocated kneecap that will require surgery, putting his season in doubt.

Per the Inquirer, Alec Burks is expected to sit out Wednesday for rest after playing 28 minutes on Tuesday night.

The 76ers have two games left before the postseason: Wednesday against Toronto and Friday against Houston, which is the final game of the NBA’s regular season.

–Field Level Media

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