By MIKE McCURRY Compared to the devastating news that Creighton and Indiana received this week in regards to their star players, Oregon caught a break upon learning on Saturday that Dillon Brooks has been diagnosed with a sprained left foot. While Maurice Watson Jr. and OG Anunoby are both out for the season due to knee injuries, Brooks’ condition is not nearly as dire—he is simply out indefinitely.Oregon did not provide a timetable for Brooks’ return, however one beat writer projects the junior’s absence to be at least a few weeks.
Dillon Brooks Injury Update: Brooks sustained a sprained left foot during the first half of 1-19 game vs. Cal. No time table on his return.— Oregon Basketball (@OregonMBB) January 21, 2017
Brooks, who leads the Ducks with 13.4 points per game, missed the first three contests this season following offseason surgery on that same left foot. The best-case scenario for Oregon is that the 6-foot-7 forward will return within two weeks, just in time for a two-game stretch against Arizona (February 4) and UCLA (February 9). Entering its game versus Stanford on Saturday, Oregon is the No. 11 team in the country at 17-2 overall and 6-0 in Pac-12 play. Photo: The Register-Guard Follow Mike on Twitter Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And like ZAGS on Facebook
Sounds like best-case scenario for Brooks would be to miss a couple weeks, but a month may be more likely.— Steve Mims (@SteveMims_RG) January 21, 2017