The NBA announced that the star center will undergo surgery for a meniscus injury in his left knee. Embiid, who has not announced how long he will be away from the hardwood, will not play in the All-Star game on February 19.

Joel Embiid scored 70 points in a 133-123 win over the San Antonio Spurs last month. The star basketball player became the 9th player in the NBA to break the 70-point threshold. The 76ers player was named the NBA's regular season MVP last year.