It seems like Memphis Grizzlies’ guard/forward Dillon Brooks just can’t catch a break from injuries this season. After recently missing 21 games due to a sprained MCL, the 22-year-old is now looking to an even longer break.
The Grizzlies announced on Tuesday that Brooks will have to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his big toe later in the week, which will reportedly sideline him for the season. He suffered the injury on Saturday in a 108-88 loss to San Antonio Spurs.
Dillon Brooks played a total of 18 games in 2018-19 NBA season, averaging 7.5 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. He was especially prolific in the last five games he played before the injury, using the extended minutes he received in a great way and averaging 11,2 points per game.
After playing college basketball with Oregon University, Dillon Brooks was drafted 45th overall in 2017 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. He was, however, swiftly traded to the Grizzlies on the night of the draft, and ended up signing a three-year deal with the organization. Brooks had a great rookie season, playing in all 82 games and starting 74 of them, while managing to average 11.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.