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Brook Lopez Injury Update: Nets Center Has Sprained Ankle, Will Be Out Past NBA Trade Deadline

New Jersey Nets center Brook Lopez will be out up to three weeks with a sprained right ankle, which was diagnosed by the team. The Nets announced that Brooks, who was injured in the third quarter of New Jersey's game against Charlotte on March 4, will be put in a walking boot. The Nets also said that they will give an update on Lopez on March 23.

Lopez has averaged 19 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 27.2 minutes of action in five games this season. Lopez missed the first 33 games of the regular season due to a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

The timing of this injury means that Lopez will be out past the NBA Trade Deadline on March 15. Lopez is considered a key part of any potential trade of Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard to the Nets.

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