Joel Embiid out of Big 12 tournament after seeing back specialist

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - University of Kansas basketball fans are getting some bad news as it was announced Monday night that the Jayhawks' center Joel Embiid will be unable to play in the Big 12 Tournament. 

He was ruled out after meeting with a back specialist in Los Angeles.

Coach Bill Self said Embiid is also a longhshot to play the first weekend of the NCAA tournament.

Earlier Monday, Self sounded very optimistic about getting Embiid back.

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