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.