Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid heads to Qatar for yet more rehab

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When a basketball player is more known for their Twitter account more than anything, it usually means they aren't very good on the hardwood. 

In the case of Joel Embiid, it means that nobody has actually seen him on an NBA court. Since being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers back in 2014, Embiid has yet to register a single minute of playing time in the league. 

The former third overall pick has been injured the whole time and is now headed off for more rehab to try and kick start his basketball career. 

According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Cameroonian center is headed to Qatar for a second time in 2016 in order to try and return from injury ahead of the 2016-17 NBA season.

"Embiid left Philadelphia this week and will spend the next several weeks at Aspetar, an orthopedic and sports medicine hospital in Doha, Qatar," the report stated.

"He had a lot of success there, and the team wanted to send him back for more treatment, according to a source."

The 7-foot-2 big man has had multiple surgeries on an injured right foot since being drafted by the Sixers. He had bone-graft surgery to repair the navicular bone in his right foot in August of 2015. Embiid has also had two surgeries to repair a stress fracture during his rookie year. 

The former Kansas star went to Qatar for rehab in February and it seems the 76ers were happy with the progress so are sending him again with some team personnel.

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