Memphis Grizzlies swingman Dillon Brooks is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing surgery Friday on his right big toe.
The team announced that the operation was successful in fixing a ruptured ligament. Brooks should be ready before the start of training camp this summer but probably won’t return this season, according to the Grizzlies.
Brooks, 22, was hurt Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs. It was just his seventh game back after missing the previous 21 games due to a left knee sprain.
In the 18 games he played this season, Brooks averaged 7.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 18.3 minutes while shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point range.
The second-year player was expected to take on a bigger role after the trade of wing players MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden to the Chicago Bulls last week.
“Minor bump on my journey to greatness but I will be back soon,” Brooks tweeted Wednesday.
–Field Level Media