76ers rookiebig man Jahlil Okaforis expected to miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season as he will undergo a minor surgery on his meniscus.
“Jahlil recently started to experience discomfort in his right knee, which we immediately investigated,” Philadelphia GM Sam Hinkie said in a statement. “After a comprehensive series of tests and additional evaluation by our medical team, it was revealed that he has a small tear of the meniscus. Jahlil will undergo a minor arthroscopic procedure to address the injury. Timing and details of the procedure will be finalized in the coming days.
“Our medical team will continually monitor and evaluate Jahlil’s progress, and we anticipate he will resume full basketball activities in approximately six weeks.”
With 76ers at 8-56 this season, it’s highly unlikely the team would rush him back to play in the final few games of the campaign.