Joel Embiid is 'beat up' according to coach

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Kansas freshman, Joel Embiid has emerged as the best college center in the country and surged to the top of many analysts' mock drafts. But the Cameroon born player could be facing a spell on the sideline with back and knee injuries.

“We're going to re-evaluate. We've known since last week that we were just going to try to get through [Kansas State on Monday]." Explained coach Bill Self.  

"There's nothing structurally that he's dealing with, but he's beat up, obviously. His body has taken a toll here the last two or three weeks.”

Embiid managed just 18 minutes and six points in the loss to Kansas State last night. The seven-footer only started playing basketball at the age of 16 but has been talked about as a potential first overall draft pick ahead of Kansas teammate Andrew Wiggins and Duke's Jabari Parker.

It remains to be seen how much, if any time Embiid will miss out on as Kansas aim for a strong run to the postseason but it would appear that the physical strain of collegiate basketball has proven to be a little too much for the freshman.

The Jayhawks next games come against Texas Christian and Texas Tech.

Kansas were ranked number seven in the country before their loss to rivals Kansas State.

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