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Jayhawks’ Embiid still sitting out of practice after injuries

Kansas center Joel Embiid (21) pushes past West Virginia forward Devin Williams during the first half of a Big 12 Conference basketball game last Saturday in Lawrence.

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LAWRENCE — Kansas coach Bill Self is facing a balancing act between making sure star freshman Joel Embiid recovers from back and knee injuries yet doesn’t miss too much time on the court.
The 7-footer sprained his knee against TCU on Jan. 25 and has been dealing with back pain for a while. While he hasn’t missed any games, his playing time has decreased. He played only 18 minutes in an overtime loss to Kansas State on Monday night.
The seventh-ranked Jayhawks play the Horned Frogs again on Saturday.
“Of course you think long-term, but you also know that ...

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