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Lopez Has Arm Surgery

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Nets center Brook Lopez has had surgery to remove bone and calcium deposits from his upper right arm.  Billy King said Lopez will be able to play basketball in about six weeks, and he should be ready for training camp in the fall.

The Nets said the surgery was performed on Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by Dr. Riley Williams III and Dr. Andrew Weiland. "Brook was bothered this year by a bony lump that developed after he was hit in the arm early this year,” said Dr. Williams.  “The mass was successfully removed today.  A full recovery is expected, and Brook should be able to return to basketball activities in approximately six weeks.”

Lopez, who has never missed a game due to injury in his three-year career, averaged a team-high 20.4 points and 6.0 rebounds this past season.