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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Report: Brook Lopez escapes serious foot injury, not expected to miss time


At 0-7 on the year, not in possession of their 2016 first-round draft pick, and with a roster full of bloated contracts, deficient veterans, and raw, low-upside youngsters, good news is hard to come by these days for the Nets. So the Brooklyn faithful will take it wherever they can get it.

After exiting the fourth quarter of Saturday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks with soreness in his surgically repaired right foot, Nets center Brook Lopez has reportedly escaped a serious injury, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The seven-footer underwent X-rays on the troublesome right foot, which has required three surgical procedures over the years, and the results are said to have come back clean. Lopez is not scheduled to undergo any further testing and will not require an MRI. He is expected to return to action on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets.

The 27-year-old Lopez, still one of the top offensive centers in the league, is averaging 20.4 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 1.7 blocks per game on the young 2015-16 NBA season. He signed a three-year, $60 million extension over the summer to remain in Brooklyn, but his constant foot injuries have often put a damper on his NBA career.

Thankfully however, Lopez appears to have avoided a major issue this time around so Nets fans can exhale. Now the team can focus on the more pressing matters at hand, namely, why on earth Andrea Bargnani is a major part of their rotation.

Image Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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