76ers C Joel Embiid undergoes surgery on right foot

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.”

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