Memphis Grizzlies' swingman Dillon Brooks is set to undergo a surgery in order to repair a broken ligament in his right big toe, as announced by his team on January 10. In what is a huge setback for Brooks, he is expected to be out of action for the rest of the season. He suffered the injury in a game against the San Antonio Spurs on last weekend (January 5).
It seems like injuries have become a part and parcel for Brooks. The 22-year-old had just returned to the Grizzlies' rotation after missing 21 games earlier in the season because of a sprained MCL
Brooks is averaging 7.5 points since his return, but with the trades of reserve wings MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden, he had scored in double figures in three of his past five games.
Brooks, battling several injuries in the recent past, shared an emotional message from his official twitter account, thanking for the support he has received and vowing that this won't be a long-term layoff.
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
In 2018, Brooks averaged 11 points and 39 minutes, playing all 82 games.
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