Brook Lopez Had Right Foot Surgery

by June 24, 2013

The Brooklyn Nets announced today that center Brook Lopez underwent a third surgical procedure on his chronically injured right foot. Per the team and NY Daily News: “The following was issued today by Brooklyn Nets General Manager Billy King: ‘During the course of Brook’s postseason physical, our doctors found that the screw in his surgically repaired right foot had bent. The screw was subsequently replaced, and Brook should resume basketball-related activities in August.’ […] Lopez signed a four-year, $61 million contract before last season, but the Nets were unable to get insurance on his right foot. The Nets begin training camp in October. It’s an alarming development considering the history. This is the third time in less than two years that Lopez had surgery on his right foot. He first fractured his fifth metatarsal bone in December of 2011, and re-fractured the foot just five games after returning – sabotaging his lockout-shortened season. Last season, Lopez sprained the foot and missed seven games – although the Nets insisted it was completely unrelated to previous problems. The latest setback is certainly related, however. Lopez, 25, was the Nets only All-Star last season and a bright spot in the playoffs. But tall players and persistent foot problems are a scary mix.”