Thursday, January 2, 2014

Net's Brook Lopez To Undergo Surgery

Brook Lopez just can't catch a break. 
The Brooklyn Nets center had a screw replaced in his fifth metatarsal in the offseason and was hoping for a better 2013-2014 season. It hasn't happened.
Lopez will undergo surgery on January 4th to repair the fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the team announced Saturday. 
Lopez will be out the rest of the season and more information will be available after his surgery. 
The injury occurred on December 20th in Philadelphia and is the same bone he has broken two times previously. Lopez got tangled with 76ers' Thaddeus Young and went down awkwardly in the fourth quarter of the overtime loss. 
He was examined last Tuesday by team physician Dr. Riley Williams III as well as Yankees team doctor Dr. Christopher Ahmad to see what would be the best way to proceed. They determined that surgery, the second on that bone, would be the most appropriate method of repair. 
The 25 year old ended the season with a team high of 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks on 56.3 percent shooting in 17 games. He missed nine games with a sprained ankle. 
Kevin Garnett has moved over to center with Lopez out and Mirza Teletovic is starting at power forward. 
The Nets started the season with championship aspirations, but have won just 10 of 29 games. 
References: ESPN and Newsday
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