Joel Embiid was the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. Embiid, who didn’t play one game during the 2014-2015 season, is likely to not do the same in the 2015-2016 season as he will have a second surgery on the same foot that could sideline him for the entire season once again.
76ers center Joel Embiid will likely miss the 2015-16 season.
The 7-footer will have a second surgery after the latest setback in the healing of his right foot, according to several NBA sources. The team will decide whether to have it in North Carolina or at the New York Hospital of Special Surgery
“I would say there’s a great possibility that Embiid won’t play next year,” the source said. “Just think how long they sat him when they thought he was healthy.”
The Sixers are planning as if Embiid won’t play this season, sources say. Another source said the franchise is concerned that this setback could be career-threatening.
Embiid’s last basketball game played was while he was a Kansas Jayhawk. That was 16th months ago.
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