NETSDAILY CAN CONFIRM THAT BROOK LOPEZ HAS A BROKEN FOOT WHICH LIKELY MEANS HE'S DONE FOR THE YEAR.
— NetsDaily.com (@NetsDaily) December 21, 2013
NBA source tells me Brook Lopez of the Nets is done for the year. Broken foot. East continues to get worse. #celticstalkThis is obviously terrible new for the Brooklyn Nets. The team looked like they were just starting to turn things around, only to lose to the Philadelphia 76ers in overtime and lose Lopez for the year. This is the third time in the past four seasons that Lopez has broken his foot. This is also the fourth time in the past three years in which Lopez is require surgery on his feet.
— Gary Tanguay (@Gary_Tanguay) December 21, 2013
Andy Vasquez tweeted that Brook Lopez possibly suffered the injury in the fourth quarter on this play during Friday night's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. That would mean that Lopez played at least 10 minutes with a broken foot.
Rod Boone of Newsday tweeted that the Lopez fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. That is the same place Lopez fractured his foot back in the 2011-2012 season. Just last year, Lopez had to get a screw replaced in the same foot.
Lopez, who was selected to his first All-Star game last year, was averaging 20.7 points, 6 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 56.3% shooting and was among the league leaders in rim protection.
Stay tuned for more coverage right here on Nets Take Over for updates and analysis on the injury.