Brooklyn, NY (Sports Network) - Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will sit out
the remainder of the team's current road trip after suffering a mild sprain of
his surgically repaired right foot.
Lopez played in just five games last season before fracturing his right foot
in December and missing the remainder of the campaign. The fifth-year pro
sustained his latest injury during Wednesday's 95-83 victory at Boston.
Though x-rays taken Thursday did come up negative, the Nets have ruled Lopez
out for Friday's matchup at Orlando and Saturday's game at Miami. The Nets
return home Tuesday against Oklahoma City.
Brooklyn re-signed Lopez, who's averaged 17.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.7
blocks since being taken by the organization with the 10th overall pick of the
2008 draft, to a four-year contract in July after failing to acquire All-Star
center Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic.
The 24-year-old has returned strong from last year's injury, averaging 18.5
points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks over Brooklyn's first 14 games this
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