Terrible news for the Brooklyn Nets earlier today with the news that All-Star center Brook Lopez will miss the remainder of the season with a broken right foot. Lopez has battled foot injuries the past couple of seasons, and the foot is the same one which he fractured in 2011 and later had a screw replaced in.
The depth that the Nets talked about prior to the start of the season hasn't been what they hoped. Andrei Kirilenko has missed all the Nets' games since November 8 with back spasms, while
leader Deron Williams has also had his injury concerns with his ankles as well.
Lopez officially has been diagnosed with a fractured fifth metatarsal of his right foot. The Nets announced in a statement that Lopez's status will be updated next week after a consultation with team physicians.
The injury was earlier reported by Comcast SportsNet New England.
The 7-foot center suffered the injury sometime in the second half Friday night, possibly in the third quarter, during the Nets' overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, a league source said.
Lopez gutted his way through the injury, playing 44 minutes while making 9-of-19 shots and finishing with 22 points and seven rebounds. The Nets discovered the bad news after the game when Lopez underwent X-rays on his troublesome foot.
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