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Joel Embiid Injury: Updates on 76ers Center's Foot and Recovery

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

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Joel Embiid missed the entire 2014-15 season with a foot injury, and his 2015-16 season is reportedly in doubt, as he is expected to have yet another surgery.

Continue for updates.


Report: Embiid to Have Surgery, Unlikely to Play This Season

Saturday, July 11

Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Embiid will have surgery and is likely to miss the season.

“I would say there’s a great possibility that Embiid won’t play next year,” the Pompey's source said. “Just think how long they sat him when they thought he was healthy.”

On June 26, Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said the team is "closing in on (what to do with) Joel," and is consulting with specialists "around the globe," according to Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times.

On June 13, Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported Embiid encountered issue with his right foot, which initially kept him out of action for his rookie year:

After weeks of rigorous workouts, Embiid had not felt pain in the foot, but a recent CT scan revealed an issue in the healing process, sources said. Philadelphia is consulting with doctors on how to best proceed, and it's still premature to speculate on the possibility of another surgical procedure that could sideline Embiid, sources said.

Hinkie released a statement on the situation (via Michael Preston, the team's director of public relations):

Michael Preston @preston76

The Sixers issued the following statement this evening. http://t.co/ifvVytNB5V

 Taking center Jahlil Okafor shows that the team may not hold out much hope for Embiid to play this season, although they could still use his talents on the defensive end. 

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