Exclusive: Julius Randle Works Out For Sixers Despite Foot Injury

Jamie Squire

A source confirms to Liberty Ballers that Randle was at PCOM for a private workout Wednesday.

As the draft nears closer, the names coming into the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic for workouts continue to get larger. On Friday, ESPN's Chad Ford reported both Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins and Australian sensation Dante Exum will both working out for the Sixers at some point this week.

However, one large name has already made his way through Philadelphia. League sources confirmed to Liberty Ballers' Jake Pavorsky and Jake Fischer that Kentucky power forward had a private workout with the team on Wednesday, separate from the group that included Gary Harris, P.J. Hairston, and more.

Randle's workout with the team comes the same day Yahoo.com's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the 19-year-old will need foot surgery. His estimated time of recovery is six to eight weeks, leaving him on the sidelines for summer league in July.

From Wojnarowski:

As a high school senior in Texas two years ago, Randle missed three months with a fractured right foot. There was a screw placed into his foot that needs to be removed as a precautionary procedure, sources said. Randle hasn't experienced pain in the foot, nor did he miss any games because of it in an All-America freshman season at Kentucky.

His draft stock isn't expected to be impacted because of the surgery, league executives said. Several executives said they considered this a minor issue

Woj also noted that Randle plans to travel to Boston for a workout there on Friday, another clear indication his foot has caused him few troubles.

A freshman out of Plano, Texas, Randle averaged 15 points and 10.4 rebounds a game for the University of Kentucky, and was named a third-team All-American. DraftExpress rates him as the fourth best prospect in the 2014 draft, and the seventh overall pick in their mock draft.

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