Joel Embiid shares pre-surgery selfie

Written By Chris Littmann
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(AP Photo)

Joel Embiid, the once-presumed No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, is headed for foot surgery on Friday. Before he went under the knife, he seemed to be in good spirits, if this Instagram photo was any indication.

Embiid's place in the draft is up in the air at this point after it was revealed he suffered a stress fracture in his foot. (It does appear he had time for some golf.) One NBA GM told SN's Sean Deveney that "you can't use a top 5 pick" on the Kansas center.

In Deveney's last mock draft before the injury was revealed, Embiid was slotted to No. 2 with the Milwaukee Bucks.

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