NBA Draft prospect Joel Embiid is expected to miss 4-6 months after undergoing surgery on a stress fracture in his foot Friday, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Embiid had two screws inserted into his foot during the surgery, which was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute.
"Two screws were inserted into the navicular bone in Joel Embiid’s right foot," Ferkel said in a statement. "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."
Embiid already had some injury concerns, as he missed the final six games of his only season at Kansas due to a back injury. Despite that, prognosticators still expected him to be taken within the first five picks of the draft.