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Joel Embiid likely to miss 2015-16 season


It looks like 76ers center Joel Embiid will be missing another season. After suffering a “setback” in the healing of his right foot this summer, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft will need a second surgery to complete his recovery.

Unfortunately, it’s looking Embiid’s career is heading down the path of other talented, injury-prone 7+ footers (i.e., Greg Oden, Andrew Bynum, Yao Ming). While it’s tough news for Embiid, this development opens the door for Jahlil Okafor and our man Nerlens to gain some added experience this year. The 76ers should have a solid front court duo for years to come.

Unless they trade them mid-season or something. That would be a very Philly-like move.

Article written by Caleb Epley

Vanderbilt student, Kentucky fan. Skilled at using big words and telling bad jokes. Twitter: @CalebEpleyKSR

7 Comments for Joel Embiid likely to miss 2015-16 season

  1. Jason
    5:47 pm July 11, 2015 Permalink

    Why is this news he didn’t play for Kentucky.

    • Because
      6:05 pm July 11, 2015 Permalink

      God i really hate the internet sometimes. The world was better when everyone didn’t have a voice. Especially you redneck

    • J-Dub421
      2:10 am July 12, 2015 Permalink

      Tell me again how Jamal Murray is definitely going to Oregon, Jason. Your prediction was spot on!

  2. Fe Cespizza
    7:22 pm July 11, 2015 Permalink

    Stress fractures in feet are bad enough in terms of pain and healing.

    Breakage of metatarsal(s) is brutal; just does not heal quickly – if it does correctly.

  3. Herm
    8:13 pm July 11, 2015 Permalink

    If this guy’s career is anything remotely similar to that of Andrew Bynum or Yao Ming it would be an absolute miracle.

  4. Check yo self
    7:21 am July 12, 2015 Permalink

    You ARE aware Yao Ming played 10 years in the NBA and was an 8-time All-Star?

    Jeez, KSR hiring you was a very Philly-like move.

  5. Megan
    8:56 am July 12, 2015 Permalink

    I hate that we assume this kid has no future. Feels like we’re throwing him under the bus. “Yup, he’s done.” Why don’t we just wait to find out what happens, rather than pass early judgment?

    A couple of years ago a friend of mine bluntly announced that Rory McIlroy was done. “He won’t win another major.” Rory was struggling at the time, to be sure. But that was three majors ago. What causes people to pronounce judgment like that? There’s a conceit to it, I think.