The Brooklyn Nets may have some concern about point guard Deron Williams, who has a sprained ankle and a bone bruise on his right foot keeping him in a walking boot. But one of their other injured players says he’s ready to go. At an NBA Cares event, Nets center Brook Lopez told Ian Begley of ESPN New York that his surgically repaired foot is 100% ready to go.
“It’s great, it’s back to 100 percent,” Lopez said. “I’m out there doing everything.”
Lopez is no stranger to issues on that foot, so to see him call it 100% is a welcome sign.
Lopez broke the fifth right metatarsal in the foot shortly before the lockout-shortened 2012 season, causing him to miss all but five games that year.
The surgery to fix the injury required the insertion of a screw in Lopez’s foot, which bent during the season due to overuse. The screw was replaced this offseason shortly after the Nets lost in the first round to the Chicago Bulls, putting Lopez in a walking boot.
The Nets begin training camp October 1st at Duke University.
ESPN New York — Lopez says he’s 100 percent healthy