Much is still unclear on the future of Joel Embiid's playing status. Bill Self would like to play him, with decreased minutes. His long-term approach to the the matter was simply "If he seems healthy, we'll likely play him." Which is a good analysis for the over-view.
Sitting Embiid out for this game, likely wont be a huge concern. Not taking anything lightly, or an opponent for the instance. Self has enough guys without Embiid playing to play with full strength against TCU at home. Yet, the main goal is to keep Embiid healthy. By thinking long-term, Coach Self can develop a plan later down the season's end. "We will lose a rim protector." Freshman shooting guard Brannen Greene says on the potential loss of Embiid this Saturday. Even if he does play, Embiid shouldn't try to play his hardest. Because I think all of us would rather see him have more energy in games, that means more like say in Lubbock, Texas next Tuesday.
"Our goal is to not rush the matter."- Self. This is good reasoning. We have seen many other players, get much worse of injuries that Embiid is enduring.
So, whatever the route Bill Self goes down. Hopefully the right decision is met. Much more basketball left to be played, so keep the goal long-term, mentality short.