03/10 21:20 CDT Kansas' Embiid likely out for start of NCAAs
Kansas' Embiid likely out for start of NCAAs
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) --- Kansas center Joel Embiid is expected to miss the first
weekend of the NCAA tournament.
Embiid got a second opinion on his ailing lower back from a specialist in Los
Angeles on Monday, and the school says the physician confirmed the original
diagnosis of a stress fracture.
The school says Embiid's treatment for the injury makes him "unlikely to play
in the first weekend of the NCAA tournament."
A potential top choice in the NBA draft should he choose to declare, Embiid sat
out Kansas' final two regular-season games, a home victory against Texas Tech
and a road loss against West Virginia. The Jayhawks had already clinched the
outright Big 12 title.