Report: Joel Embiid rebroke the navicular bone in his right foot. Ugh.
I’m not a doctor, but this sounds like trouble.
The Sixers drafted Joel Embiid at No. 3 a year ago despite foot a foot injury, one which led to a surgery that put two screws in his navicular bone. That bone is on the inside of the foot near the top and helps connect the ankle bone to the rest of the foot. The Sixers were patient with Embiid’s recovery, not pushing him to return.
Then this summer he re-injured his foot. The Philadelphia Inquirer now reports he rebroke the same bone.
Again, I’m no doctor but a bone breaking that has a couple screws in it already is not good news.
Embiid is again expected to miss the entire NBA season recovering. It’s fair to start wondering if this is all career threatening.