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Jayhawks’ Embiid to sit out rest of regular season

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Kansas center Joel Embiid, right, is fouled by Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield during the second half of a Big 12 Conference basketball game in Lawrence on Feb. 24.

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LAWRENCE — Joel Embiid will sit out the final two regular-season games for No. 8 Kansas so that he can rest a lower back strain that has already caused him to miss a game, and it’s possible the freshman center could be out through the Big 12 tournament.
Jayhawks coach Bill Self said Monday that Embiid re-aggravated the injury and that experts have told the team’s training staff that the best remedy is simply rest. An MRI exam taken on his lower back came back negative.
“We’ve made a decision that since we are so close to the ...

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