2:36 AM EDT, Mon August 03, 2015

Sixers' Embiid to have second surgery, expected to miss 2015-16 season

LAS VEGAS - Suddenly, the 76ers find themselves with more questions in their frontcourt. Joel Embiid, selected third in last summer's draft, will have a second surgery on his right foot and will miss all of next season, the team announced Saturday night after an Inquirer report earlier in the day. Sources said the team will decide whether the surgery will take place in North Carolina or at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.


How will another year off the court affect Embiid?

Once the news came down like a hammer early Saturday afternoon - a second surgery, likely a second lost season, and maybe a lost career for 76ers center Joel Embiid - the only thing to do was to start making phone calls.