Oregon may not have its best player available for the start of the season.
Ducks forward Dillon Brooks still isn’t practicing after undergoing foot surgery this summer and head coach Dana Altman is unsure when his star player will return to the floor.
“I have no idea,” Altman told Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. “He’s out of the boot and he’s doing some non-contact stuff, but we still don’t know. He has another meeting scheduled with the doctor next week and we’ll go from there.”
Brooks led the Ducks to an Elite Eight appearance last season, averaging 16.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
“He’s obviously a big part of what we want to do,” Altman said. “It’s been hard not having him available.”
The Ducks open the season against Army on Nov. 11, but don't kick off conference play until late December.
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