Joel Embiid will not travel with the 76ers for their upcoming two-game road trip, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirerreports.
In Philadelphia's 118-101 over the Knicks Wednesday, Embiid suffered a facial contusion early in the second quarter after a head-to-head collision with teammate Markelle Fultz. Embiid left the game and did not return, and spent the night at a hospital.
The second-year center earned his first career All-Star appearance this season and is averaging 22.9 points, 11 rebounds and 1.8 blocks for the 76ers, who are fourth in the East at 44-30. He has played in 63 games this season and is averaging 30.3 minutes per game.
Philadelphia's next game is Friday in Atlanta against the Hawks, and then the team plays the Hornets in Charlotte on Sunday. The 76ers follow that up with a home game against the Nets Tuesday, and then they face the Pistons in Detroit on the second night of a back-to-back.
Philadelphia is just a half game behind the Cavaliers for the third seed and the teams play each other in Philadelphia Friday, April 6.