Nets Brook Lopez Also Had Ankle Surgery

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez underwent successful left ankle surgery on March 3 to repair a torn tendon and tighten lateral ligaments, the team announced Friday.

On November 15 and December 12 Lopez, 25, suffered a pair of left ankle sprains.

Lopez has already been ruled out for the season due to a fractured fifth metatarsal of his right foot. He underwent surgery to repair that injury on Jan. 4, and is expected to return to basketball activities sometime in June.

The 25-year-old was averaging a team-high 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 17 games and is in the second year of a four-year, $60 million max contract he signed in the summer of 2012.

Reported by: Mike Mazzeo | Special to