May 4, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) puts up a shot over Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) during the first half in game seven of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets Center Brook Lopez Had Bent Screw In Foot; Undergoes Surgery

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For an NBA player, foot problems are never a good thing – something Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez knows all too well.

Lopez, as you’ll probably recall, had two operations on his foot during the 2011-12 season, only playing in five games during the lockout shortened year. The surgeries to repair his foot were deemed successful but nearly a year and a half later, Lopez needs to go under the knife again, this time to replace one of the screws inserted into his foot which had apparently bent. Eek.

Per the New York Post:

The bent screw was discovered in Lopez’s postseason physical, and was “subsequently replaced,” which was as specific as the release was about when the procedure was completed. The release, which was issued by Nets general manager Billy King, said he should resume basketball-related activity in August, which will likely mean he’ll be fully recovered by the start of training camp on October 1.

Assuming all goes well, Lopez shouldn’t miss any time on the court.

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