Joel Embiid will miss the final two regular season games for Kansas with a lower back strain.

Embiid could also miss part or all of the Big 12 conference tournament.

"There is no reason why he should not be feeling much better by the NCAA tournament," Bill Self said. "The doctors feel that amount of time off should do him wonders for how he is feeling."

Embiid miss the Jayhawks' game against TCU on Feb. 15 with the same back injury, but came back to average 14 points and 10.3 rebounds the past four games.