When the 2016-17 college basketball season rolls around, the Oregon Ducks are going to need Dillon Brooks at 100 percent. That’s why they're holding him out of summer workouts, trying to prevent a more serious injury.
Brooks has been wearing a boot and it sounds like it is to keep something minor from turning into something much, much worse.
Dillon Brooks' left foot injury is "a hot spot that could develop into a stress fracture," per Oregon. Too early for a timetable as of yet.— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) July 19, 2016
Last year, Brooks was a key piece to Oregon’s success as the Ducks returned to the Elite Eight for the first time in nearly a decade, leading his team in scoring, averaging 16.7 points per game.
Dana Altman said that it is too early to tell if this is an injury that could stretch into the season, but from the sounds of it, the Ducks would prefer not to take any risks. If it was to turn into a stress fracture, that could keep Brooks out of action for several months, which would create a huge headache for the season.