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Nets Lopez has surgery to repair, protect broken right foot

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The Canadian Press
1/4/2014 7:04:07 PM
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NEW YORK -- Nets centre Brook Lopez had surgery Saturday on his broken right foot, with the team saying a second procedure was done in hopes of preventing further injury.

Besides repairing the fractured fifth metatarsal, surgeons also repositioned another bone.

"With this procedure, we both fixed the broken bone in Brook's right foot and repositioned another bone, so that his sole of his foot will bear weight more evenly than before," Dr. Riley Williams III, the Nets' medical director, said in a statement. "The repositioning portion of the surgery lessens the stress on the fractured bone, and decreases the likelihood of re-injury in the future."

Lopez also broke the foot just before the 2011-12 season, when he was limited to just five games. He then had another procedure last off-season to fix a bent screw in the foot.

Lopez was injured Dec. 20 against Philadelphia. The All-Star centre, who was averaging a team-high 20.7 points, will miss the remainder of the season and the Nets expect him back for off-season workouts.

Brook Lopez (Photo: Canadian Press)

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