Former Kansas University basketball center Joel Embiid had successful surgery Friday in Los Angeles to repair a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his right foot.
Dr. Richard Ferkel, in a statement reported by Yahoo Sports and ESPN, said: “two screws were inserted into the navicular bone in Joel Embiid’s right foot. The surgery went very well and I’m confident that after appropriate healing he will be able to return to NBA basketball.
“Joel tolerated the surgery without difficulty and will begin his rehabilitation in the near future.”
Yahoo sources indicated Embiid would be out of action four to six months.
The NBA Draft is Thursday in Brooklyn, New York.