Joel Embiid underwent a bone graft procedure of the navicular bone at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on Tuesday.
"Everyone involved – our organization, Joel, and his agent Darren Matsubara of Wasserman Media Group – worked diligently to assemble this highly sought after group of professionals. The goal was simple: Provide the best possible care for Joel to maximize his opportunity for a long and successful NBA career," said Sam Hinkie in a statement.
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery Dr. Martin O'Malley led the surgery.
"Visual inspection suggested good vascularity of the bone. We replaced the two existing screws and performed a bone graft of the site using bone from his hip," said O'Malley.
“We were able to identify that bone's integrity was even better than expected and has been put in a great position to support full recovery.
"The entire procedure lasted approximately three hours and there were no complications.”