Lakers’ Julius Randle to have surgery on Tuesday on right foot

Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle will have surgery on Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center to replace the screw in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

The Lakers’ medical staff and outside doctors both determined last summer that Randle would not need surgery on his foot, which had a pin incorrectly placed to heal the broken foot while playing for his Dallas-area high school. Randle had also appeared in all 40 games last season with the University of Kentucky and posted a nation-leading 24 double doubles.

But with Lakers already ruling Randle out for the 2014-15 season after fracturing his right tibia in the season opener, his latest surgery would not affect his current rehab. After having surgery the following day, Randle has recently progressed enough that he no longer walks with crutches. He has also exercised on a weight-bearing treadmill.


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