Julius Randle led UK in scoring and rebounding last season. (Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader/Getty Images)
Former Kentucky forward Julius Randle will likely need surgery on his right foot after the NBA draft, reports Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
According to the report, Randle is expected to be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks, but should be healthy enough to be a full go for training camp.
Randle took to social media refuting the report on Thursday saying in part, "it's crazy how people put stories out there and have no clue what they are talking about."
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Randle averaged 15 points and 10.5 rebounds in his freshman season at Kentucky, helping the Wildcats reach the NCAA Championship Game, where they lost to Connecticut. The, a 6-foot-9 power forward, is expected to be a lottery selection in the June 26th draft.
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As a high school senior in Texas two years ago, Randle missed three months with a fractured right foot. There was a screw placed into his foot that needs to be removed as a precautionary procedure, sources said. Randle hasn't experienced pain in the foot, nor did he miss any games because of it in an All-America freshman season at Kentucky.
His draft stock isn't expected to be impacted because of the surgery, league executives said. Several executives said they considered this a minor issue
"He could drop some in the first round, but I don't think it will be because of the injury," one Eastern Conference official said.
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