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Joel Embiid | Center

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/16/1994
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Kansas
Contract: view contract details

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76ers general manager Sam Hinkie expects Joel Embiid (foot) to be in a cast for a few more weeks.
Hinkie also added that Embiid "can't do range of motion or weight-bearing" with his foot. Embiid's foot is a huge concern, but hopefully we will see him during the 2016-17 season if his recovery goes well. Sep 30 - 12:23 PM

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Brett Brown admitted concern over Joel Embiid's foot injury.

"It remains a worry to all of us -- how can it not be? But it doesn't bump me off path to say anything else other than that I believe in the path that we have all put ourselves on," Brown said. With nothing guaranteed in regards to Embiid's future, the Sixers have to be hopeful that a second surgery allows Embiid to finally, eventually take the court.
Sep 14 - 9:40 AM

Joel Embiid did not re-break the navicular bone in his right foot, according to GM Sam Hinkie.

The initial reports out of Philadelphia were that Embiid had experienced "less healing than anticipated," but a later report indicated that Embiid had indeed re-broken his navicular bone. According to Hinkie, who describes himself as a "nightmare in the doctor's office" due to the amount of questions he asks, the doctors told him Embiid would have been in "a shocking amount of pain" if he did re-break the bone in his foot, which was not the case. Either way, Embiid is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season, so there's no reason to draft him in any league.
Aug 25 - 5:15 PM

The 76ers are hoping Joel Embiid will be ready to play in October 2016, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

That sounds about right. While Embiid is expected to miss 5-8 months with his foot surgery, there is no way he's going to play this season. Embiid's career is in jeopardy and he is really going to have to improve his work ethic.
Aug 21 - 2:08 PM

Joel Embiid (foot) told head coach Brett Brown that he has grown two more inches.

While this hasn't been verified yet, Embiid is noticeably taller than Jahlil Okafor who is listed at 6'11", so this report does carry some weight. This would mean that Embiid now has a 7'2" frame, which is just another reason why it's so tough to see him dealing with such a difficult injury. Embiid is expected to miss the entie 2015-16 after recently undergoing bone graft surgery on his foot, but we will follow his progress every step of the way.
Aug 21 - 1:41 PM

General manager Sam Hinkie said Joel Embiid's recovery from foot surgery is expected to be 5-8 months, but he is fully expected to miss the 2015-16 season.

His timetable was a lot less last season and he still didn't play. Plain and simple, fantasy owners should not be drafting Embiid this season in redraft leagues.
Aug 19 - 3:05 PM

Joel Embiid reportedly delayed his bone graft procedure in order to go over all of his options in dealing with the stress fracture to the navicular bone in his right foot.

All accounts are that the surgery was a success, and Embiid's surgeon said after the procedure that the bone "has been put in a great position to support full recovery." Foot injuries for big men can be tricky, and this is the same injury that derailed Yao Ming and Bill Walton's careers. However, Michael Jordan dealt with and recovered fully from a broken navicular bone without requiring surgery back in 1985, so it's not necessarily all doom-and-gloom for the No. 3 overall selection of the 2014 NBA draft. Embiid is expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season, so he's not someone to target on draft day.
Aug 19 - 11:39 AM

The surgeon who operated on Joel Embiid's fractured navicular bone reported after Tuesday's surgery that the "bone's integrity was even better than expected."

"[The bone] has been put in a great position to support full recovery," wrote Dr. Martin O'Malley. "Visual inspection suggested good vascularity of the bone. We replaced two existing screws and performed a bone graft of the site using bone from his hip." It's nice to hear some encouraging news regarding Embiid, but he faces a lengthy recovery and is still expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season.
Aug 18 - 9:36 PM

Joel Embiid reportedly underwent bone graft surgery to repair the navicular bone in his right foot on Tuesday, and he will likely miss the entire 2015-16 season.

Unfortunately for Embiid, the navicular bone is in the midfoot that forms a keystone of the arch on the inner aspect of the foot, and it can sometimes be resistant to healing despite surgical intervention. It is the same injury that derailed Yao Ming and Bill Walton's careers, which is why the 76ers are going to be extremely cautious in Embiid's recovery, and it's very unlikely he suits up at all next season. As always, we'll be tracking Embiid's progress each step of the way, but for fantasy purposes, he can be ignored in all leagues this upcoming season.
Aug 18 - 4:38 PM

Joel Embiid's foot was excluded from his contract's insurance policy because it was deemed a pre-existing injury.

That means the Sixers will be paying Embiid out of their pocket entirely vs. recouping some of the money through insurance. Embiid is expected to have his second surgery on Tuesday, and we'll have another update on his condition when one is available.
Source: ESPN
Aug 17 - 9:41 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) will undergo surgery on Tuesday which is expected to keep him sidelined for the entire 2015-16 season.

Embiid was doing really well in workouts prior to re-injuring his foot, but it's a sad turn of events for a player with such enormous potential. He will have a bone graft procedure on his foot similar to the one that Kevin Durant recently had, so hopefully he will be able to make a full recovery in time for next season. We will monitor his progress every step of the way and will let you know if the surgery is a success.
Aug 15 - 9:05 AM

Joel Embiid (foot) has not had surgery yet on his right foot.

The surgery is still expected to take place in the future and Embiid will miss the 2015-16 season. Embiid's navicular bone has been a problem since before he was drafted and it will put his career in jeopardy.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 10 - 8:42 PM

The Sixers are not giving any updates on Joel Embiid's foot injury.

Despite "numerous" inquiries from the media, the Sixers remain silent on Embiid, his next surgery and NBA future. The Sixers sent out a statement on July 11 saying that Embiid would have surgery in the next 7-10 days, but it's now a month later and there still hasn't been any update nor has there been a second procedure. It's a weird situation getting stranger as Philly remains silent. For what it's worth, Embiid hasn't tweeted since the 2015 NBA draft.

Robert Covington said that Sixers teammate Joel Embiid (foot) is "doing well."

"It is hard to do, but he is doing well, and he is keeping his head high," Covington said. The Sixers have been very tight-lipped since announcing Embiid was expected to miss his second straight season, and anybody projecting Embiid's long-term future at this moment is participating in a fool's exercise. There is just no way to know.
Aug 3 - 9:12 AM

The 76ers have remained quiet over the status of Joel Embiid's foot.

The 76ers sent out a statement on July 11 saying that Embiid would undergo a season-ending bone graft surgery on his foot "in the next 7-10 days", but 20 days have now gone by without an answer from the franchise. It is still unclear if Embiid has already had the surgery, so this situation is odd to say the least. The 76ers haven't been very transparent throughout this process, but we will be sure to update Embiid's status as soon as we know more. To be clear, Embiid is still expected to miss the entire 2015-16 season unless we hear otherwise.
Jul 31 - 11:06 AM

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