Report: Joel Embiid won’t need surgery


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.