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Report: Joel Embiid won’t need surgery

Philadelphia 76ers V Miami Heat

PHILADELPHIA,PA - APRIL 15: Head Coach Brett Brown and Joel Embiid #21 and Isaiah Canaan #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots around prior to the game against the Miami Heat at Wells Fargo Center on April 15, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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76ers center Joel Embiid suffered a setback with his foot injury.

Dei Lynam of CSN Philly on Saturday:

an NBA source told me surgery is still being discussed. If Embiid requires another surgery, the 7-foot-1 center will probably be sidelined for a second straight season.

Jeff Skversky of WPVI-TV Philadelphia on Sunday:

It’s unclear whether Lynam and Skversky are getting conflicting information or whether surgery seemed possible Saturday but was ruled out a day later.

Hopefully, Embiid won’t need surgery. He already missed all of last season. To miss another season would be devastating.

Either way, expect the 76ers to proceed with caution.