Report: Joel Embiid suffers foot injury

Joel Embiid

The front-runner to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, Joel Embiid, has suffered a right foot injury, his agent confirmed to on Thursday.

“He suffered a foot injury to his right foot, sometime over the last few days,” agent Arn Tellem told ESPN’s Andy Katz by phone Thursday. “He’s getting evaluations from various doctors and experts in the field. We’ll know more Friday.”

According to, Embiid may have broken his foot.  Tellem said it’s unlikely the former Kansas star does any more workouts before the June 26 draft.

Embiid was scheduled to work out for Milwaukee Bucks, who hold the second overall pick, later this week. He worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have the No. 1 pick, earlier this month.

Embiid averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this past season as a freshman at Kansas.

Cleveland could now opt to select Duke freshman Jabari Parker or Kansas wing Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick.

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