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Joel Embiid Experiences Soreness, Visits Doctor For Planned Checkup

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According to Sixers head coach Brett Brown, Joel Embiid has experienced soreness while rehabbing his right foot, which caused the team to put him back in a walking boot. Brown says that Embiid is in California with head athletic trainer Kevin Johnson for a regularly scheduled checkup with his doctor.

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According to Sixers head coach Brett Brown, Joel Embiid has experienced soreness in his right foot, which prompted the team to put him back in a walking boot.

"He is," Brown said when asked whether Embiid was in a boot. "There was some soreness. It's far more of a precautionary thing."

According to Brown, the decision to put a boot back on Embiid's recovering right foot was made on Saturday night.

"It is a minor thing. It's so precautionary," Brown said. "When he said 'I feel a little soreness', our first reaction is to go back to square one and go back to the boot."

"When you speak to doctors and people that do this all the time, they say it's quite normal," Brown continued. "It's part of the recovery of an injury that you will experience some soreness from time to time."

Brown did confirm that Embiid is in California, along with head athletic trainer Kevin Johnson, for a regularly scheduled checkup, and not as a reaction to the soreness.

"He gets excited to be on a court, and he was proud of his growth, coming back to where he was doing a little bit more and more," Brown said about Embiid being overly ambitious at times. "We have to tame him, calm him down, because he just wants to be on the court. He's dying to play basketball.

"Sometimes when we turn our heads he'll go out there and take a shot or do that dunk," Brown continued. "But he gets it. He has been responsible with most of it. We just have to make sure that we continue to help put him in environments that will allow him to maximize his health.

"When he did experience some minor pain he brought it to our attention and we just wanted to stay on top of it," Brown concluded.