HoopsHype Brook Lopez rumors

December 22, 2013 Updates

The news Lopez was lost for the season after suffering a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot during Friday night’s loss in Philadelphia caught everyone by surprise. The center played the final 10 minutes of regulation and overtime after initially getting hurt when he got tangled up with Evan Turner and Thaddeus Young midway through the fourth quarter. "No one knew,” Nets coach Jason Kidd said. “That just shows how tough Brook is. He told [Nets athletic trainer Tim Walsh] and our medical staff something was wrong, and they took [an X-ray] and found out what the problem was.” New York Post

December 21, 2013 Updates

Stefan Bondy: Nets officially announce that Brook Lopez has fractured foot. They do not provide timeline for recovery, saying they'll update next week. Twitter @NYDNInterNets

For the fourth time in three years, Brook Lopez has suffered a broken foot, a league source confirms to NetsDaily. That likely means he is done for the season. NetsDaily

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. Lopez broke his surgically-repaired right foot that he fractured in 2011 and later had a screw replaced in. The injury was first reported by Comcast SportsNet New England. ESPN.com

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. 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. ESPN.com

Rod Boone: Can confirm report that Brook Lopez broke his foot and is likely done for the season. Another rough blow for #Nets. Twitter @rodboone

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez broke his right foot in Friday night's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers and is expected to miss the rest of the season, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The Nets are still awaiting more information, but that is the diagnosis from initial medical reports. This will mark the fourth time Lopez has suffered a setback with this foot, as he has had surgery on it three times in the past two years. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the diagnosis had not yet been announced. USA Today Sports

December 15, 2013 Updates
December 13, 2013 Updates

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez re-sprained his left ankle late in the third quarter of Thursday night’s 102-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Lopez plans to travel to Detroit for Friday night’s game, and wants to play, but is uncertain if he will, saying it will be up to trainer Tim Walsh. “I just sprained it a little. It’ll be all right,” Lopez said. ESPN.com

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