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Lakers' Julius Randle to undergo foot surgery on Tuesday

Lakers' Julius Randle to undergo foot surgery on Tuesday
Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle relaxes during a break in play in an exhibition game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on Oct. 9. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle will undergo foot surgery on Tuesday.

Randle will have a screw replaced in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, a remnant from a previous surgery after a high school injury.

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The 6-foot-9 power forward from Kentucky is already out for the season after breaking his right leg on opening night in October.

The surgery will be performed at Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center by Dr. David Thordarson.

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Randle was drafted by the Lakers with the seventh overall pick in June.

Reports before the draft that Randle would eventually need foot surgery might have helped him fall to the Lakers.

The Lakers said they expect Randle to fully recover from both injuries.

Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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