University of Kansas

June 19, 2014

Possible top pick Joel Embiid suffers stress fracture in foot before NBA Draft

A balky lower back derailed Joel Embiid’s freshman season at Kansas. Now a stress fracture in his right foot is threatening to torpedo his status as the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. He is scheduled to have surgery on Friday and miss next Thursday’s NBA Draft ceremonies at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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