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: theathletic.com/2994833/2021/1… – 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
🎙️ https://t.co/fq5or75rZX pic.twitter.com/T7YNwxIikS – 12:12 AM
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.
jsonline.com/story/sports/n… – 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
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. youtu.be/EqfBRC4NZx0 – 4:55 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: pic.twitter.com/un4sf0XVW2 -via Twitter @ShamsCharania / November 19, 2021
Source: Yahoo Sports