PHILADELPHIA — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers have determined the center will have a second surgery on his right foot.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the team has yet to make an announcement. The Philadelphia Inquirer was first to report Embiid will have another operation.
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 last June.
The team announced last month he suffered a setback in his recovery. Embiid now is likely to also sit out another season.