As we reported earlier, Kansas star center Joel Embiid flew to L.A. on Monday to see a back specialist.
Pat Forde is reporting that Embiid received some pretty depressing news. The potential No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft will miss all of the Big 12 tournament, and could be out until at least the sweet-16 with a stress fracture in his back.
Joel Embiid stress fracture confirmed by California specialist, per KU release. Out indefinitely. That's depressing.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 11, 2014
Back injuries are no joke, and it will be interesting to see how this affects his draft stock if at all.