Report: Oregon’s Dillon Brooks to miss start of season

Oregon guard Dillon Brooks is reportedly “almost certain” to miss the start of the 2016-17 season as he recovers from foot surgery.

Brooks underwent the surgery in July.  Oregon coach Dana Altman did not provide a timetable for his return.

Brooks did not play during the team’s European exhibition tour, but the Ducks still went 4-0.  Altman told reporters that Brooks found ways to be involved from the bench during the tour but there was still a “big gap” opened up with the absence of the junior guard on the court.

Brooks’ versatility was a game-changer for the Ducks in 2015-16.  There is no doubt that a healthy Brooks is crucial if Oregon hopes to live up to its NCAA Title aspirations.

Brooks averaged 16.7 points per game in Oregon’s Elite 8 campaign last year.  He entered the NBA Draft this offseason but withdrew when he did not receive an invitation to the Combine.


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