Report: Joel Embiid suffers foot injury

Thursday June 19th, 2014

Joel Embiid, the former Kansas center and one of the top prospects in next week's NBA Draft, suffered a foot injury recently, according to ESPN.

Embiid, who averaged 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds, has had injury issues in the past, injuring his back during his one season at Kansas, causing him to miss the Big 12 and NCAA tournament.

Embiid's injury means he has no more opportunities to prove he's more worthy of going No. 1 than Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker. Cleveland, Milwaukee and Philadelphia hold the top three picks, respectively.

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"He suffered a foot injury to his right foot, sometime over the last few days,'' agent Arn Tellem told ESPN's Andy Katz by phone Thursday. "He's getting evaluations from various doctors and experts in the field. We'll know more Friday.''

One source told that Embiid "may have broken" his foot, but Tellem wouldn't speculate on the seriousness of the injury until he had heard back from doctors. Tellem also said it was unlikely he would be doing any more workouts before the draft, which is June 26.

He worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month -- who have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft -- and sources said he fared well and the medical testing also came back without much concern.

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