Brook Lopez has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot. The injury will require surgery which will be performed on Friday.

The Nets had been pursuing a trade for Dwight Howard and Lopez was a key part of their offer to Orlando. There were initial reports that Lopez could be back on the court as soon as early February. The trade deadline this season is March 15.

Lopez sustained the stress fracture during a pre-season game against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.