Joel Embiid expected to resume basketball activities this summer after successful surgery
76ers fans have been given another thing to smile about after it was announced that the 23-year-old had successfully undergone surgery on his left knee.
Per NBA.com, the procedure was performed by prominent surgeon Dr. Neal S. ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
The prognosis on the Cameroonian’s rehabilitation program coincides with previous reports and confirms that Embiid will be expected to resume basketball activities this offseason.
“Joel will complete his initial rehabilitation in Los Angeles, with specialists and our medical and training staff committed to a conservative and measured rehabilitation and recovery plan,” said Philadelphia 76ers Director Of Performance Research & Development Dr. David T. Martin “Based on the program that has been outlined, we will continually evaluate Joel’s progress against predetermined benchmarks and anticipate he will resume basketball activities this summer.”
This is definitely good news for the franchise as they look forward to a very promising 2017-18 season. Aside from the imminent return of Embiid, the 76ers also anticipate the debut of last year’s first overall pick Ben Simmons who has been unable to suit up this year because of his foot injury.
Embiid’s extended absence also proved to be a blessing in disguise for his team and the 2014 12th overall pick Dario Šarić. The Croatian has been on a tear since The Process was forced to sit out and over the past 30 days is averaging an amazing 19 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per ballgame. The Homie should only get better next year.
Exciting times are certainly ahead for the City of Brotherly Love and the positive news on Embiid’s surgery is just another step towards a very promising next couple of seasons for the franchise at the very least.