PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is recovering after undergoing surgery for the second time on his right foot, this time a bone graft procedure.
Embiid had two existing screws replaced on Tuesday and a bone graft of the site was done using bone from his hip.
The 7-footer from Kansas was the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He missed his entire rookie season after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot in June 2014.
The team announced in June he suffered a setback in his recovery.
While Embiid likely will miss another season, orthopedic surgeon Martin O’Malley says the ”bone’s integrity was even better than expected and has been put in a great position to support full recovery.”