Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez has broken his foot and is done for the 2013-14 season. It is the fourth time in three years that Brook Lopez has broken his foot.
Gary Tanguay of Comcast Sports New England broke the news.
NBA source tells me Brook Lopez of the Nets is done for the year. Broken foot. East continues to get worse. #celticstalk
— Gary Tanguay (@Gary_Tanguay) December 21, 2013
ESPN New York has confirmed the report:
The Brooklyn Nets disappointing start to the season has hit a low point with the loss of All-Star center Brook Lopez for the season to a broken foot, a league source confirmed.
The 7-foot center is thought to have suffered the break sometime in the second half, possibly in the third quarter, during the Nets’ overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, a league source said.
According to ESPN New York, the injury is in his surgically-repaired right foot that he fractured in 2011 and later had a screw replaced in. For the Nets that means Kevin Garnett starting and an increase in playing time for Andray Blatche.
Lopez was averaging 20.7 points and six rebounds this season.