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Lakers' Julius Randle has surgery, screw replaced in right foot

Lakers rookie Julius Randle undergoes surgery to replace screw in right foot

Lakers rookie Julius Randle underwent surgery Tuesday to replace a screw in the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

The procedure was performed at Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center by Dr. David Thordarson.

Randle was previously knocked out for the season after breaking his right leg on opening night in a loss against the Houston Rockets.

The Lakers selected the Kentucky power forward with the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

Reports that he might eventually need follow-up foot surgery to repair a high school injury may have contributed to Randle's availability at the seventh spot.

The Lakers expect Randle to fully recover from both injuries.

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