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Report: Joel Embiid likely will miss the 2015-16 season

Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid
Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid The Associated Press

This is sad news.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that former Kansas star Joel Embiid is likely to miss the upcoming NBA season because a second surgery will be needed for the healing of his right foot.

Embiid, Philadelphia’s first-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, missed all of last season following surgery after he had a stress fracture in his right foot.

Last week, Embiid was a limited participant in the 76ers minicamp.

In June, Kansas coach Bill Self told The Star’s Rustin Dodd that Embiid’s latest foot issue wasn’t a setback.

Embiid was a star for the Jayhawks in the 2013-14 season before a back injury ended his season prematurely.

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