Report: Joel Embiid Foot Surgery Set for Tuesday

by August 16, 2015

Joel Embiid is likely to miss the upcoming NBA season due to his right foot injury. He will be undergoing surgery on Tuesday, as reported by Yahoo! Sports:

Injured Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will have a second surgery on his right foot Tuesday and is expected to miss the upcoming season, sources told Yahoo Sports.


The No. 3 overall selection in the 2014 NBA draft missed his entire rookie season after having surgery in June 2014 to repair a stress fracture in the foot.


Embiid, 21, is expected to have a bone graft procedure similar to the foot surgery of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant. The Sixers announced in July that Embiid needed a second surgery after a routine CT scan in June revealed less healing than anticipated.