Sixers first-rounder Smith suffers foot fracture
Philadelphia 76ers first-round pick Zhaire Smith suffered a left foot injury at a development camp in Las Vegas on Monday, the team announced Tuesday.
According to a report from Yahoo Sports, Smith underwent an MRI in Philadelphia on Tuesday that revealed a Jones fracture. Smith is tentatively scheduled for surgery later this week, though he will visit another foot specialist this week, per the report.
A diagnosis or potential timetable regarding the injury was not revealed in the Sixers' initial announcement.
If Smith does need surgery that could sideline him for an extended time, it would be the fifth straight year the Sixers have seen a top pick face a major injury. Ben Simmons (2016) and Joel Embiid (2014) sat out their entire rookie seasons, while Markelle Fultz (2017) played in just 14 games due to a shoulder injury, and Jahlil Okafor (2015) had his first year cut short at 53 games due to a meniscus tear in his right knee.
A 19-year-old guard, Smith averaged 11.3 points and 5.0 rebounds in his lone season at Texas Tech.
--Field Level Media
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