Joel Embiid went through a full scrimmage Thursday and the Philadelphia 76ers' medical staff was pleased by his progress, but the team still said he'll miss their next four games.
The Sixers are targeting a March 3 return against the Knicks from what the team is calling a left knee contusion.
"Honestly, I think I can play, but I'm not ready to play," Embiid said. "There was no swelling yesterday. This morning when I came in, there was a little bit. I just finished practice and I feel good, but there's still a little bit of swelling. I've got to manage that."
Embiid has sat out the previous 11 games and admits he's not happy with how the 76ers have managed updates with the injury.
"I was told I was going to kind of miss two or three weeks, so I wasn't happy with the way it was handled," Embiid said. "I thought keeping my name out there was going to literally have people think about me all the time instead of just saying when I was going to be back. So I'm happy that they did that today and said that I’m out for the next four games."