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The big man is hit with another setback

Rookie Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid sat out to this past season to rest his stress fracture in his right foot and as reported, the setback can take longer than expected. According to the team Saturday in a presser with ESPN:

“As part of the conservative approach focused on the long-term health, recovery and care of Joel, we have been closely monitoring his progress, regularly evaluating his status and adjusting our plans accordingly,” team president and general manager Sam Hinkie said in a statement. “Recently, Joel and Sixers personnel traveled to Los Angeles for a series of routine exams with a number of physicians who have been actively involved throughout this process.

According to Yahoo! Sports, after “vigorous” workouts for weeks the CT scan revealed that his fracture was not healing properly and may require a longer rest period. Not exactly the news Sixer hopefuls wanted to hear considering the big man was set to play in summer league. Hopefully this pans out, cause if the Sixers draft a big man, well you know where this is going.

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