Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks is likely to miss the rest of the season after surgery later this week on a ruptured ligament in his right big toe, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Memphis’ Dillon Brooks is likely to miss the remainder of the season with right toe injury. Brooks will undergo a procedure, but is expected to fully recover and have full summer of workouts.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 9, 2019
The team later confirmed that Brooks would be undergoing surgery on a ruptured ligament in his toe,according to the associated press.
Grizzlies guard/forward Dillon Brooks will have surgery on a ruptured ligament in his right big toe hurt during a loss in San Antonio.
The Grizzlies disclosed Brooks’ injury Wednesday, saying the team will update his status after surgery later this week. The announcement followed a report that Brooks will miss the rest of the season.
Brooks obtained the injury during Saturday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. Luckily, he is expected to fully recover just in time to improve his game during the summer.
Brooks had just returned after missing 21 games due to an MCL sprain in early November. Since his return, he was averaging 7.5 points and was expected to have a bigger role with the team after Memphis traded reserve wings MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden to the Chicago Bulls.
Last season, Brooks played in all 82 games for the Grizzlies and was the fifth-leading scorer on the team averaging 11 points per game.
Despite the setback, the second-year wing is still keeping a positive outlook on things to come.
Thank you all for the continued support ! My #GrindCity Family, Canadian Family & Oregon Family, I appreciate you all. Minor bump on my journey to greatness but I will be back soon. #GoGrizz #DB24
— Dillon Brooks (@dillonbrooks24) January 9, 2019