76ers reserve center Nerlens Noel is scheduled to have surgery Monday at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York to address an inflamed plica above his left knee, according to sources.
Dr. Riley Williams will scope the area during a 10-minute procedure. Noel, who's been sidelined since Oct. 6, is expected to be sidelined an additional three to five weeks. However, he will get a more accurate timeline following the surgery.
The 6-foot-11, 228-pounder's only game action this preseason came in the Oct. 4 opener against Boston at the University of Massachusetts. He finished that game with six points on 3-for-8 shooting. Noel also finished with three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
He practiced the following, but has since sidelined with what Sixers thought was just a left groin strain. Noel kept experiencing pain in his knee. After being examined, the team realized that he also had an inflamed plica.