Once again, the Oregon Ducks basketball team is plagued with a foot injury. Last season the Ducks saw big man Jordan Bell miss a good chuck of the year with a bad foot, while guard Dylan Ennis missed all but two games with his injury.
Current junior Dillon Brooks now becomes the newest member of the injured foot group as he will miss an indefinite amount of time after undergoing foot surgery. Later in the offseason, head coach Dana Altman mentioned that the forward was missing summer workouts due to a foot injury. At the time, the Ducks were waiting to see the next course of action which apparently turned out to be surgery.
With no timetable on Brooks' return, it will be up to Altman and the staff to mesh together different lineups on the current trip to Spain. The extra year granted to Ennis allows the Ducks to go with a small lineup featuring three guards along with Casey Benson and Tyler Dorsey. The Ducks can also help replace Brooks with the talented incoming group of transfer Kavell Bigby-Williams along with incoming scorer Payton Pritchard or other talented freshmen Keith Smith or Michael Cage.
Fortunately, Brooks had surgery in enough time to recover and make the trip to Spain with the Ducks. Oregon assistant coach Michael Mennenga shared a picture on his Facebook of the team, with Brooks up front in a boot.
Nuestro Familia en Espana! Vamanos Patos! pic.twitter.com/JNhU1jLSoO— Michael Mennenga (@mennenga32) August 23, 2016