The star center just needs some rest after logging so many minutes this season, said coach Brett Brown.
"After the last few games with Memphis and Toronto, it became clear through the eye test and just listening that the time was now," Brown said. "So we've done that to help him and ultimately, help our team have him for when it matters most."
The 24-year-old is coming off a 5-for-17 shooting night in a loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.
Mike Muscala or Amir Johnson will start in Embiid's place.
--Field Level Media
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