The Trade that Wasn’t, or How a Broken Foot Can Change Your Career Forever


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Yesterday I wrote about poor Brook Lopez, the center for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets; he’s about to have surgery to repair a fractured metatarsal bone in his foot. It’s his third surgery and second fracture of the bone; the first injury happened in 2011 aA broken foot bone that won't heal is plaguing Brook Lopez's careernd the broken bone was operated on. Then, a screw in the bone was replaced during the offseason prior to this year; now, Lopez re-fractured the bone on December 20. On January 4, he’ll have surgery again and sit out the rest of the season.

While all of the surgeries and time away from the game are bad enough for Lopez, who, prior to his injuries was the top scorer and great hope for his Brooklyn team, new information just came out that paints an even worse picture for the young player.

According to the Bleacher Report, before Lopez needed his third surgery, the Los Angeles Lakers had expressed interest in bringing him onboard in exchange for Pau Gasol. If that trade had worked out, Lopez could have found himself on a winning team instead of being stuck with the Nets, who just can’t seem to get it done this year.

What’s the moral of this sad tale? A sports injury, especially a broken bone, is a major setback for an athlete, whether you are a professional or an amateur. If you have a broken foot, toe or ankle bone, see your qualified Houston podiatrist immediately; you need excellent care the first time around, so you don’t find yourself in a situation like Lopez, with a poorly healed injury that keeps coming back to haunt you.

Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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