Report says Julius Randle needs surgery, Mom calls it ‘a lie’

Julius Randle - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com
Julius Randle – photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

Julius Randle’s mother, Carolyn Kyles, told The on Thursday a Yahoo! Sports report that her son needs surgery after the draft and would be sidelined six to eight weeks is “a lie.”

Randle, the former University of Kentucky power forward, is expected to be a top-10 pick in two weeks. Yahoo!, citing anonymous league sources, reported that he likely needs surgery to remove a screw placed in his right foot back in high school.

“Everything with Julius is fine,” Kyles said. “There is no surgery scheduled whatsoever. Nothing. They don’t have a clue. They haven’t spoken to us. They haven’t spoken to Julius’ doctor. I know for a fact, because he is my son, there is no surgery scheduled, period, now or after.”

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