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Self: Embiid needs some time off

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07:33 AM ET 02.11 | About an hour after Kansas' OT loss to Kansas State, Joel Embiid wore the troubling signs. [Embiid] slowly made his way up the tunnel to the Jayhawks' bus, his black sweatpants rolled up on his left leg to display a bag of ice taped to his right knee. The slight limp only confirmed what KU coach Bill Self had said a few minutes earlier about his freshman center. "Jo's beat up. He's beat up," Self said. "I'm not going to make one excuse for him, because if you're out there, you've got to perform. But certainly, he's going to get some time off. I'm not sure how much time, but he needs some time off." Embiid, who also tweaked his back in Saturday's 83-69 home victory over West Virginia, had just six points and six rebounds in 18 minutes Monday against K-State.

The Topeka Capital-Journal

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February 11, 2014  07:52 AM ET

Other top teams are beginning to hit their stride as Kansas seems to have pulled a hamstring.

February 11, 2014  08:48 AM ET

Dog days of February conference play. All teams have guys beat up at this time of the year.

February 11, 2014  09:33 AM ET

Let the excuses begin. They are losing to conference teams which play tough defense. Maybe Bill Self should consider building a roster that can counter tough defense and play tough in the paint.

 
February 11, 2014  12:25 PM ET

He needs some "me time".

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