Joel Embiid's season will likely end before it starts for the second year in a row. 

The 76ers center and third overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft will reportedly undergo a second surgery on his right foot, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, and will likely miss the entire season.

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“I would say there’s a great possibility that Embiid won’t play next year,” a source told “Just think how long they sat him when they thought he was healthy.”

The source tells the paper that team is concerned that the former Kansas' star

's injury could be career threatening. Embiid has yet to suit up for the Sixers since being drafted.

The team announced last month that Embiid's recovery from his previous surgery had experienced a setback. But as of Thursday, Sixers GM Sam Hinike said he didn't have an update on his status. 

"No change as of yet,"  Hinkie said Thursday. "A number of meetings are happening about that, even one today. But we have meetings almost every day about that. We don't have anything ready to announce."

The silver lining for the 76ers is the presence of Nerlens Noel as well as their selection of Jahlil Okafor third overall in last month's NBA Draft means the team still has two dynamic talents up front, despite Embiid's injury.