The Brooklyn Nets’ center Brook Lopez was in Africa last week with President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton with the Clinton Foundation visiting kids in Malawi.
The Clinton Foundation released a picture of Lopez in a walking boot with the following caption:
On August 1, 2013, Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets visits with children at the Anchor Farm in Santhe, Malawi. In Malawi, the Clinton Foundation runs the Anchor Farm Project, which operates five commercial farms that partner with 21,000 neighboring smallholder farmers, providing them with access to quality inputs for maize and soy production as well as training and market access. Brook is part of a delegation that is traveling with President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to see how Clinton Foundation projects are increasing access to health care and providing economic opportunity to families and communities in Africa.
Lopez had surgery on his foot earlier this offseason to replace a bent metal screw in his foot from a previous surgery. It’s expected that he’ll have the walking boot off soon and will begin basketball-related activities later on this month. The surgery took place on June 24. I’m not sure how long boots like that stay on the foot, but hopefully everything is fine (there is no reason to think it’s not) because Lopez is expected to play a key role on a team with championship aspirations.