The Brooklyn Nets announced yesterday that center Brook Lopez underwent surgery to replace a bent screw in his surgically-repaired right foot, according to Tim Bontemps of The New York Post. General manager Billy King told reporters that Lopez is expected to resume basketball-related activities in August.
“In the x-rays they took [during Lopez’s postseason physical], they noticed the screw was bent, so just being proactive, they took it out,” Nets general manager Billy King said during his pre-draft media availability. “He’ll be back in August. He was pain-free, so he didn’t even notice it was bent until the x-rays were taken.”
This marks the fourth issue involving Lopez’s right foot in the last 18 months. He had two surgeries during the 2011-12 season and then had to sit out seven games early on in the 2012-13 season due to a mild sprain.