Philadelphia 76ers Star Joel Embiid Reveals 'Hard' Covid-19 Battle


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Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid was back on the court Saturday night (November 27) after battling Covid-19.

The power forward missed a total of nine games after testing positive for the virus, and told reporters he didn't think he would survive.

"That jawn hit me hard," Embiid said. "I really thought I wasn't going to make it. It was that bad. So, I'm just thankful to be sitting here. I struggled with it, but I'm just glad I got over it and I'm just here."

During his battle with Covid-19, the star baller said he had difficulty breath and experienced "headaches worse than migraines."

"The whole body was just done, I guess. It was just not a good time," he added.

During the game, Embiid scored 42 points, 14 rebounds and played a total of 45 minutes, though the 76ers lost 121-120 to the Minnesota Timberwolves in double overtime.

"Honestly, I did not think I was going to play tonight after the workout last night," Embiid said. "Really couldn't go up and down more than three times. I guess, to me it's a miracle I even played this many minutes."

The Philadelphia 76ers are currently at 10-10 and face off against the Orlando Magic on Monday (November 29).

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