I Bucks hanno annunciato giovedì che Lopez ha subito un intervento chirurgico alla schiena quel giorno a Los Angeles. Team officials didn’t provide a timetable for his eventual return but said “Lopez will continue to be listed as out and updates on his rehabilitation progress will be provided as appropriate.”
Lopez played 28 minutes and had eight points, five rebounds and three blocks in a season-opening victory over the Brooklyn Nets, but the 7-footer hasn’t played since. The 33-year-old center is in his fourth season with the Bucks and 14th season overall.
Ha fatto la media 12.3 punti, 5.0 rimbalzi e 1.5 blocks last season while helping the Bucks win the NBA title.
Bucks officials said Robert Watkins performed the surgery, with oversight from team doctor William Raasch.
Bobby Portis has been filling Lopez’s spot in the starting lineup and has averaged 15.1 punti e 8.3 rimbalzi. The Bucks also signed DeMarcus Cousins this week to add some frontcourt depth.