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Joel Embiid | Center

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Kansas
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Joel Embiid (foot) has yet to have surgery on his right foot.
Ten days ago, the Sixers said Embiid would undergo surgery within "the next 7-10 days", but there has yet to be an announcement on the surgery. While this could just be the team trying to keep things under wraps, it's a little curious that we've yet to hear anything about his impending surgery. We'll keep an eye on his status going forward, but fantasy owners can move on from the big man as he's set to miss the 2015-16 season. Jul 21 - 12:38 PM

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Joel Embiid (foot) re-broke the navicular bone in his right foot, sources told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bad news is getting worse for Philadelphia. The Sixers issued a statement indicating Embiid hadn't healed as the team had hoped, but there was no indication that the big man had re-broken the bone again—until now. Embiid is facing another lost season and an uphill battle to prove he can get—and stay—on the floor.
Jul 20 - 8:37 AM

According to 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie, Joel Embiid is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season after he undergoes bone graft surgery on his right foot.

"A collective decision has been made that the best approach to promote full healing would be to proceed with a bone graft of the fracture site," Hinkie said. "We anticipate the procedure will take place in the next seven to 10 days and result in Joel missing the upcoming season." This is second surgery that Embiid will have on his right foot, but hopefully his foot responds better the second time around. This is devastating news for the 76ers, and we wish Embiid nothing but the best during the rehab process. We will be tracking his progress every step of the way.
Jul 12 - 9:38 AM

The 76ers announced Joel Embiid (foot) will have bone graft surgery in the next 7-10 days.

"We have been consistent in our philosophy that our focus will be Joel's long-term health and wellness to ensure he will have a long and impactful career in the NBA," a statement from general manager Sam Hinkie said. "After receiving the input of the aforementioned medical experts, as well as conversations with Joel and his representatives, there was careful consideration given to a number of options related to this particular situation." Get well soon, Joel.
Jul 11 - 9:20 PM

Joel Embiid will undergo a second surgery on his foot, and he will likely miss the entire 2015-16 season.

"I would say there’s a great possibility that Embiid won’t play next year," a source of the Philadelphia Inquirer said. "Just think how long they sat him when they thought he was healthy." This is obviously a huge blow for the 76ers, and even though an official timetable for his recovery will likely be announced after his surgery, there's a strong sense that he won't play next season. One source even believes that this could be a career-threatening injury, so this is really shaping up to be a disaster. The 76ers will release a statement regarding Embiid next week, so we will update his status once we know more.
Jul 11 - 1:17 PM

76ers general manager Sam Hinkie said that a decision still hasn't been made regarding Joel Embiid's foot.

"No change as of yet," Hinkie said on Thursday. "A number of meetings are happening about that, even one today. But we have meetings almost every day about that. We don't have anything ready to announce." There is still some concern that Embiid could need another surgery, and that would be a devastating blow to 76ers fans. Philly should have an answer on Embiid's status later this month, and we will be sure to post any additional updates as needed.
Jul 10 - 10:25 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) was at summer league mini-camp.

In the short video, he was dribbling in shorts, a tank top, and sneakers, but he was not in a team jersey like the rest of the participating team members. Embiid almost certainly wasn't taking on contact and he likely wasn't going through drills. Still, it's nice to see he is up and about. The team should have an answer on his status this month.
Jul 3 - 12:55 PM

Both Joel Embiid (foot) and Nerlens Noel were left off the 76ers' Summer League roster.

76ers' GM Sam Hinkie said that he did not anticipate Embiid playing in Summer League after his most recent setback, and it looks like that will be the case. There's a legitimate chance that Embiid misses the entire 2015-16 season, and if that is how this thing plays out, Noel and Jahlil Okafor will get all the minutes they can handle in Philadelphia's frontcourt.
Jun 30 - 5:41 PM

The 76ers should have an answer on the status of Joel Embiid (foot) in a month.

General manager Sam Hinkie said the team is more concerned with Embiid's long-term health, so that suggests they're going to be very cautious with him. There is still some concern that Embiid would need yet another surgery, which would likely sideline him for most of the 2015-16 season. This is not fun for Philly fans.
Jun 27 - 6:22 PM

76ers GM Sam Hinkie said on Friday that he's closing in on a decision on how to move forward with Joel Embiid (foot).

Embiid is still in the process of seeing specialists, and surgery has not yet been ruled out. Hinkie doesn't expect Embiid to play during Summer League, and if he's forced to go under the knife, there's a decent chance he sits out a large portion of the 2015-16 season. For what it's worth, Hinkie said that Embiid is not in pain and that the setback wasn't discovered until CT scan revealed less healing than was anticipated. If Embiid misses his second consecutive season, Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor will likely comprise the 76ers' starting frontcourt.
Jun 26 - 11:57 AM

76ers CEO Scott O'Neil confirmed that Joel Embiid (foot) has been shut down from all workouts while he is evaluated by doctors.

"We're trying to figure out with a 21-year-old how do you focus wholly on long-term health and wellness and make sure he's OK," O'Neil said. "So what we're doing now is seeing experts, the best experts from around the world, to make sure we make the right decisions with him and his family and do the best." This report confirms what we already know, and we should have an answer about Embiid's future in a couple of weeks. For now, Embiid should be considered questionable for the 2015-16 season.
Jun 20 - 11:31 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) will see three more doctors to look at his foot and the team should have an answer about his future in "a couple weeks," according to 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil.

"The nice thing about jobs like these – you can literally get the best experts in the world," O'Neil said. "All you have to do is call and they love to see us." The stress fracture in the navicular bone in his right foot is not healing correctly and hopefully he doesn't need another surgery. The 76ers would obviously love an answer before the draft. For the second year in a row, this may be the most intriguing injury this offseason.
Jun 19 - 2:52 PM

There is a "legitimate chance" Joel Embiid (foot) could miss the 2015-16 season entirely, a source told the Philadelphia Inquirer.

That would be absolutely devastating for Sam Hinkie, the Sixers and their fan base. Right now, there is way too much uncertainty to read too deeply into any of these reports, but this situation is escalating quickly and doesn't appear to be going down a positive path. Embiid has no timeline to return at this point, and he is not expected to play in summer league.
Jun 15 - 1:09 PM

Updating a previous report, it's reportedly too early to tell one way or the other if Joel Embiid will require a second surgery on his right foot.

An earlier report indicated that Embiid would not require a second surgery, but right now it's just too early to make such a statement. The Sixers are still at the information gathering stage, and while it's possible Embiid doesn't need to have a second procedure, nothing has been ruled out at this point. This is a major red flag from a fantasy perspective, and surgery or not, Embiid will be an extremely risky guy to target on draft day.
Jun 14 - 6:08 PM

Joel Embiid's right foot will reportedly not require a second surgery.

Embiid's foot is not healing as anticipated, but him not requiring an additional procedure can be viewed as a positive. Still, foot injuries for 7-footers can be very tricky, and the fact that his foot isn't healing like it should after having nearly a year to rest up isn't exactly encouraging. We'll continue to monitor this story very closely, but Embiid is shaping up to be an extremely risky selection in next year's fantasy drafts.
Jun 14 - 4:44 PM

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