Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 11/16/14
D2
Brooklyn Nets starting center Brook Lopez injured his foot in the game against the Boston Celtics and will be out for at least two games. Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News reports that Lopez is suffering from a "sprained foot". What is threatening for the Brooklyn Nets is that Lopez had missed all but five games last season due to foot injuries, one of them being a hairline fracture in his right foot, the one he sprained during this past Celtics game.Luckily for the Nets, however, Howard Beck relays a positive message about Lopez's foot from Billy King via Twitter.Key quote from Billy King today on Brook Lopez's foot sprain: "It’s not related to the previous injury."— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) November 29, 2012It was reported that after the game Lopez seemed fine and was walking, but later reports said that Lopez cannot run and is in pain. King said in a conference call that if Lopez could run, he'd be playing. Clearly, that's not the case but King and the Nets organization seem to think two games could be the minimum time missed before the most vital Nets player returns to the lineup. Considering the results of last year's premature return, the Nets should be cautious with Lopez, as it would be a bigger loss to lose him further down the stretch than now.It is safe to say that without Lopez, the Nets would not have the 10-4 record that they have now. He is averaging 18.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 14 games this season and continues to be the focal point of their offense as Joe Johnson and Deron Williams struggle to find their shot. The next game, against Orlando, should still be winnable even without Lopez, considering that they blew them out in their previous matches. The game after, against the Heat, will be much tougher without Lopez but if Blatche continues his strong play and a few other pieces start clicking for the Nets it may not be as sloppy as some might think.All in all, Lopez is the Nets on offense as Gerald Wallace is to the team on defense and hustle. His loss will vary from big to huge, depending on how long he is out for.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Wizards apologize for odd Black History Month tribute

Report: McCoy may want more money from Bills

Andre Johnson laughed upon hearing he wouldn't start

Brad Stevens: LeBron 'looks like the MVP to me'

Le'Veon Bell tees off on Mel Kiper Jr. over Twitter

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Eagles ship LeSean McCoy to Bills for Kiko Alonso

Murray would reportedly give Cowboys hometown discount

Report: Giants ‘considering a run’ at Ndamukong Suh

Darnell Dockett reportedly visiting 49ers on Tuesday

David West on Brian Shaw being fired: ‘That’s bulls–t'

Hamels trade talk motivating Red Sox pitching staff

Columbus Zoo names newborn penguin after Ezekiel Elliott

Matt Barnes blasts NBA over James Harden suspension

Joe Rogan: Ronda Rousey could beat half the men

Bills tell C.J. Spiller he won't be re-signed

Ohio State self-reported funny NCAA violation

Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN

Report: Adrian Peterson has trade list of five preferred teams

Murphy disagrees with Billy Bean’s homosexual 'lifestyle'

Trent Cole has ‘no respect’ for Eagles after release from team

Ronda Rousey lands free ticket to Pacquiao-Mayweather bout

Report: Celtics to pursue Love, Monroe and Gasol this summer

Trying to solve the Alex Guerrero problem

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Stevens: LeBron looks like the MVP

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Texas-Baylor fight leads to 7 ejections

Mark Cuban will be Prez in 'Sharknado 3'

Report: Redskins interested in Suh

Report: Revis likely to hit free agency

Steve Spurrier joins Twitter

MJ makes Forbes billionaire list

Nick Young fires back at Robert Flores

Sad LeBron literally looks in mirror after loss to Rockets

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.