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Joel Embiid leaves early vs. Grizzlies with neck stiffness

Joel Embiid won’t return vs. the Grizzlies because of neck stiffness.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid attempts a shot against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center.  Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is dealing with another injury. The big man suffered an injury early during his team’s matchup with the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday. Philadelphia is calling the injury neck stiffness, and he will not return to the contest. Embiid had gotten off to a hot start and tallied 10 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in just 16 minutes.