76ers say Embiid needs more surgery, out for next season

Jul 11, 2015 7:39 PM by Ross Field

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joel Embiid will need more surgery to fix his right foot, and the Philadelphia 76ers say he is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season.

The 7-footer from Kansas was the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He missed his entire rookie season after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot last June. The 76ers said he now needs a bone-graft procedure.

The Philadelphia Inquirer was first to report Embiid will have another operation.

The team announced last month he suffered a setback in his recovery. Embiid's injury also could be career-threatening.

The team used the No. 3 pick last month on Duke center Jahlil Okafor.


AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Las Vegas contributed to this report.

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