SECOND SURGERY FOR SIXER CENTER EMBIID SET FOR TUESDAY

By Barbara Harrison

The mystery surrounding Joel Embiid’s surgery is now officially over.

The Sixers’ injured center (above right with Sixer Nerlens Noel) 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 to repair a stress fracture in the foot in June 2014.

He is expected to have a bone graft procedure similar to the foot surgery Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant had.

The Sixers announced in July that Embiid needed a second surgery after a routine CT scan in June revealed less healing than anticipated.

Embiid last played with the University of Kansas during the 2013-14 season. Assuming the surgery goes well, the 7-foot, 250-pounder is expected to be ready for training camp for the 2016-17 season. Philadelphia has three other healthy centers on its roster in rookie Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims.

 

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