According to a statement from head coach Dana Altman on Tuesday, Oregon Ducks’ forward Dillon Brooks is not currently working out with his teammates as he continues to battle a nagging foot injury.
“[Dillon] has had a problem with his foot so we have held him out,” said Altman. “He is still under evaluation to see what the next step is.”
However, it is worth mentioning that Brooks has not sustained a broken or fractured foot but it remains to be seen as to how long the injury will linger.
“It is too early to tell,” Altman added. “I have not heard from the doctors one way or another. We are trying to give him and the doctors time to figure out which way to go.”
Despite Brooks being unable to workout with his teammates this summer, the Ducks are surely happy to have the explosive forward back in Eugene for 2016-2017. Although originally declaring for the 2016 NBA Draft, he then opted to return to Oregon for his junior season.
Last season, Brooks was named as an All-Pac-12 selection while also receiving third-team All-American honors from Sporting News. Appearing in all 74 career games as a member of the Ducks, he has started in 71 of those contests as well.
In 2015-2016, Brooks led Oregon with 16.7 points per game alongside his 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists. It is also worth mentioning that the up-and-coming forward helped lead the Ducks to their first ever No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament while Oregon eventually reached the Elite Eight before all was said and done.