Adding insult to injury in a terrible season, the Brooklyn Nets have said goodbye to their center Brook Lopez, who fractured the fifth metatarsal bone (small bone on the top of the foot) in his right foot. He will undergo surgery to repair the injury on January 4 and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced on Saturday. This is his third surgery related to the injury.
Coming into this season, the team had high hopes for a playoff run, but have so far been a dismal 10-19; Lopez’s injury has likely contributed to the unexpected losses. Not only did he fracture his foot on December 20 of this year, but he had fractured the same bone in 2011 and had undergone surgery to have a screw in his foot replaced during the offseason prior to this year.
Foot surgery involves a major recovery time and, as a Houston podiatrist, I consider it my last-resort option for treating your injuries. Having said that, sometimes surgery really is the only answer; when this is the case, I will do my best to get you back on your feet (pun intended) as soon as possible.
When you are out of the game because of foot surgery, whether or not you are a professional athlete, life comes to a stop. At Tanglewood Foot Specialists I do everything I can to end your foot pain and minimize the interruptions to your everyday life.