Embiid had told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne prior to Saturday night’s playoff opener that he was optimistic about playing in Game 2 or 3.
“If it was my decision, I would play, but I can’t get back out on the court if I don’t have the OK from them,” Embiid said. “But everything has been going well. I’ve been able to do everything. And I feel great. So we got a pretty good chance for Game 2 or Game 3. We gonna see how it feels in the next couple of days.”
Game 3 is set for Thursday night in Miami. The 76ers lead the series 1-0 after a 130-103 victory Saturday.
Embiid said he has lost some weight since he suffered a broken orbital bone and concussion in a collision with teammate Markelle Fultz on March 28. He had surgery to repair the fracture and missed the final eight games of the regular season.