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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