76ers rule out Embiid (foot soreness) vs. Pacers

by Gordon Dixon - 76ers star center Joel Embiid was listed as out for Wednesday's game against Indiana because of left foot soreness.

76ers' Joel Embiid to miss Pacers game with foot soreness 6:38 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA -- 76ers star Joel Embiid will miss Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers with left foot soreness, the team announced. Embiid injured his foot when he landed awkwardly on Pelicans big man Jaxson Hayes in the fourth quarter of Philadelphia's 120-111 over New Orleans at Wells Fargo Center on Monday night. The All-Star center was examined Wednesday morning by team doctors, who didn't see any long-term issues, and the 76ers initially listed Embiid as questionable before ruling him out later Wednesday afternoon. Editor's Picks He's considered day-to-day moving forward. "He didn't talk about a lot of soreness right afterward," 76ers coach Doc Rivers said before Wednesday's game. "Then, later that night, he said his foot was bothering him and was sore, and then more the next day." In Embiid's absence, Rivers said all three of his center options -- Montrezl Harrell , Paul Reed and P.J. Tucker -- will get opportunities to step into Embiid's extremely large shoes. "We've had some work on it," Rivers said of playing without Embiid. "We know we can go with different types of lineups. We can go big with [Montrezl Harrell] and Paul, or we can go with P.J. We'll probably do a little bit of all of that." Embiid is coming off a scintillating month of December, which saw him claim his fifth Eastern Conference player of the month award -- surpassing Allen Iverson for the most in franchise history -- after averaging an astronomical 35.4 points per game while shooting 54.5% overall and 41.7% from 3-point range.