Sixers rookie Zhaire Smith undergoes thoracoscopy after allergic reaction


It appears Zhaire Smith has more to worry about than his fractured foot these days.

Smith underwent a successful thoracoscopy Wednesday to address an issue from an allergic reaction to a food product, the Sixers said in a statement. The procedure was performed by Dr. Nathaniel Evans, director of thoracic surgery and associate professor at Thomas Jefferson University.

By definition, a thoracoscopy is "the insertion of an endoscope, a narrow — diameter tube with a viewing mirror or camera attachment, through a very small incision (cut) in the chest wall." This makes it possible for the doctor to examine the lungs and chest cavity.

Smith will already be sidelined reportedly until around Christmas after he suffered a Jones fracture in his left foot during a workout at a summer camp. The No. 16 pick in the 2018 draft was cleared last week to begin full weight-bearing activities.

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