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Brook Lopez Undergoes Back Surgery; Out Indefinitely

After appearing in merely 28 minutes of the Milwaukee Bucks opening game against the Brooklyn Nets, Brook Lopez hasn’t been seen since due to a back injury; now, it appears he’ll be out for the foreseeable future. Today, the team announced that he underwent successful surgery.

Brook Lopez underwent successful back surgery today in Los Angeles.

Lopez will continue to be listed as out and updates on his rehabilitation progress will be provided as appropriate.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 2, 2021

First and foremost, it’s a huge bummer for Brook Lopez, who cemented himself as a core part of this Bucks rotation during their march to last year’s championship.