Monday, January 17 2022

There is optimism within the organization, though, that Lopez could return this season, per a team source. And while this is the 14th NBA season for the 33-year-old Lopez, Budenholzer told reporters the team does not believe this surgery has a chance to be career-threatening.
Source: Eric Nehm @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Brook Lopez is incredibly important to the Bucks.
So, after Lopez’ back surgery, what’s next for the big man and the Bucks?
At @TheAthletic:…11:32 AM

Kane Pitman @KanePitman
New @lockedonbucks w/@Frank Madden 🦌
So much to get through on today’s pod.
-Back surgery for Brook Lopez and what does it mean?
-A Giannis game winner and now calf concern?
-Boogie Cousins debuts
-A split B2B
🎙️ AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Bucks’ center Brook Lopez out indefinitely following back surgery…9:42 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
“We feel good about the surgery today & he’ll begin his rehab and do everything he can I think to put himself in position to play for us.” – #Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer on Brook Lopez.…7:19 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“I’m not going to put a timeline on it, but I’m also not going to say he’s not to play this season,” Bucks Mike Budenholzer on Brook Lopez undergoing back surgery today. – 6:07 PM

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
Discussed the Brook Lopez injury on NBA Today with @Malika Andrews:…6:04 PM

Frank Madden @fmaddenNBA
Here’s @Zach Lowe on the Brook injury: “There’s optimism around the situation that Brook Lopez will be able to return in the regular season before the playoffs, [but] obviously you never know with back injuries…”
FWIW: 70 days to NBA trade deadline. PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Bucks center Brook Lopez underwent successful back surgery today, the team says. No timetable for a return was issued. – 2:02 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Bucks announce Brook Lopez had back surgery today. Lopez has been out for the past several weeks. PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The Milwaukee #Bucks have announced that center Brook Lopez underwent back surgery in Los Angeles today. – 2:01 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Brook Lopez has undergone back surgery, Bucks say. Lopez is out indefinitely. – 2:01 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
The Bucks say Brook Lopez had back surgery today. He has been out since the season opener. – 1:59 PM

More on this storyline

Eric Koreen: “We’re not gonna put a timeline on it but we’re also not gonna say he’s not gonna play this season.” – Bud on Brook Lopez’s back surgery -via Twitter @ekoreen / December 2, 2021

Shams Charania: Bucks center Brook Lopez underwent back surgery and is out indefinitely. -via Twitter @ShamsCharania / December 2, 2021

Shams Charania: Good news for Bucks center Brook Lopez, who’s been out since opening night Oct. 19: He is progressing toward a comeback for the reigning champions and says he has a target return in mind. More: -via Twitter @ShamsCharania / November 19, 2021

Source: Yahoo Sports


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