Brook Lopez will have a screw replaced in his surgically repaired right foot. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez underwent surgery to replace a bent screw in his surgically repaired right foot and will resume basketball activities in August, according to the New York Post.
Lopez had an MRI done on his right foot which revealed the bent screw in his foot. GM Billy King said the decision to repair the screw was a "proactive" move. Lopez had experienced no pain prior to the MRI but is now in a walking boot following the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Lopez's bent screw was replaced by a new one and he is expected to be ready for basketball activities in August.
This is the fourth procedure Lopez has undergone in the last 18 months, but this injury is unrelated to the previous foot injuries Lopez experienced. Lopez led all NBA centers in scoring this season with 19.4 points-per-game.