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Sixers' Embiid to undergo surgery on knee

Joel Embiid Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid - The Canadian Press

Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid will undergo surgery to correct an injury to the lateral meniscus on his left knee and will miss an extended period of time, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Embiid, 29, missed four of his team's last five games with the injury.

He last appeared during the 76ers' 119-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 30, recording 14 points and seven rebounds in 29:48 of playing time.

The 7-foot centre leads the league, averaging 35.3 points with 11.3 rebounds, and 5.7 assists in 34 games this season.

Embiid was elected to his sixth straight NBA All-Star Game in January and his seventh overall.

The Cameroon native is a two-time NBA scoring champion and is the reigning league MVP.