Dec 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Nets 121-120 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez confident he'll bounce back

Brooklyn Nets’ center Brook Lopez got off to an excellent start this season. Through 17 games, Lopez was averaging 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 56.3% from the field and 81.7% from the free throw line, all of those numbers aside from rebounding were above his career averages.

Unfortunately for Lopez, his season came to an end when he broke his right foot in a 121-120 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on December 20. Despite the setback, Lopez says there is “no question” he will be able to return from this injury.

“It’s not something I’m worried about,” Lopez said when asked about his confidence in his foot next time he steps on the court via Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York. “I don’t think I can go on the court and play basketball having any doubts in my mind. We’ve done everything we can and I can at this point to take care of it, and it’s been taken care of.”

Lopez had surgery on January 4.

“They’re trying to put more pressure on the inside of my foot … essentially they lowered the arch on the inside of my foot so there should be more pressure on there,” Lopez explained.

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