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Tuesday February 11th, 2014

Joel Embiid is averaging 10.7 points and 7.8 rebounds a game this season. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images) Joel Embiid is averaging 10.7 points and 7.8 rebounds a game this season. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Kansas freshman center Joel Embiid could miss time with back and knee injuries, head coach Bill Self said.

The seventh-ranked Jayhawks have a shot at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, and Self did not specify how much time Embiid would miss. The Jayhawks' next game is  Saturday against TCU.

Embiid has a sprained knee and has been dealing with back trouble. He played only 18 minutes, scoring six points in Kansas' 85-82 overtime loss to Kansas State on Monday.

"I'm not going to make one excuse for him, because if you're out there, you have to [perform]," Self said, via ESPN.com. "But certainly he's going to get some time off."
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