Report: Joel Embiid Suffered Another Break in Right Foot
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Joel Embiid re-broke the navicular bone in his right foot and is set for surgery "any day" now.
This directly contradicts what the Philadelphia 76ers announced some short time ago in that Embiid's foot suffered "less healing than anticipated." At a June press conference general manager Sam Hinkie told the media that Embiid was not experiencing any pain, but test results showed differently.
The team then announced on July 11th that Embiid would undergo a bone graft in that foot and would miss the entire 2015-2016 NBA season.
This latest twist in the Embiid saga goes along with what Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week in saying that this latest setback could be "career threatening."
Embiid, 21, was the 3rd overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and missed all of last season with a stress fracture he suffered just a week before his selection. It was then announced prior to last month's draft that he had suffered a "setback" in his recovery.
Embiid now joins the countless list including Bill Walton and Yao Ming of NBA players struggling to recover and remain in the NBA after foot injuries.
The Sixers selected Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor third overall in last month's draft.