Deja Vu Nets fans: Brook Lopez officially “OUT 10-14 days with mild foot strain”

Updated: October 17, 2014

General Manager Billy King of the Brooklyn Nets has officially announced today that their “man in the middle” center Brook Lopez sustained a mild right midfoot sprain in the first quarter of the Nets’ preseason game against the Sacramento Kings on October 15th.

Statement from Nets Medical Director Dr. Riley Williams III:

“Brook Lopez experienced right foot soreness after being stepped on during the pre-season game against the Kings Wednesday night. X-ray and CT scan studies done Thursday in New York reveal no fractures or bone injuries. Brook has been diagnosed with a mild midfoot sprain and is likely to be out for approximately 10-14 days.”

Lopez played in all three of Brooklyn’s preseason games, averaging 18 points, 5.6 rebounds and 54.2 percent shooting in just over 23 minutes per game.

This injury puts serious doubt that the Nets leading scorer will be ready for opening day and who knows if that 10-14 days will even be enough to get the big man back on the court.

These are troubling times once again for the Nets as the entire roster if full of question marks right now outside of their injured center.

Can Deron Williams recover from his ankle woes and become the elite point guard he once was?

Will Andrei Kirilenko shed the back problems that haunted him all last season and return to form?

Is there a way to get Kevin Garnett back to his career form?

This setback to Lopez is precarious at best so Nets fans should be very weary of this situation to see how it plays out in 10-14 days as the season depends on it.

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