According to Woj, Julius Randle will need foot surgery after the 2014 NBA Draft. The surgery is expected to keep Julius Randle out six to eight weeks this summer — likely resulting in Randle missing all of Summer League. However, he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
The piece from Woj states the following about Randle’s condition:
As a high school senior in Texas two years ago, Randle missed three months with a fractured right foot. There was a screw placed into his foot that needs to be removed as a precautionary procedure, sources said. Randle hasn’t experienced pain in the foot, nor did he miss any games because of it in an All-America freshman season at Kentucky.
His draft stock isn’t expected to be impacted because of the surgery, league executives said. Several executives said they considered this a minor issue
“He could drop some in the first round, but I don’t think it will be because of the injury,” one Eastern Conference official said.
Most teams were informed of Randle’s status at the pre-draft combine in Chicago in April, but some had prior knowledge of the medical condition.
Liberty Ballers reported that Randle had a private workout with the 76ers yesterday. Randle also appears to be heading to Boston for another workout on Friday.
Randle averaged 15 points and 10.4 rebounds for the University of Kentucky and appears to be a top 10 selection in the 2014 NBA Draft. This injury doesn’t seem to serious, but it’s still something to take note of.
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