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Lopez to have surgery on broken foot

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez will have surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot and is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Lopez broke his fifth metatarsal -- the long bone on the outside of his foot that connects to the little toe -- in the second half of the team's intrasquad scrimmage Saturday in San Diego.

Team officials say the procedure to insert a screw in Lopez's foot will be performed Tuesday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix.

Lopez, picked 15th by the Suns in 2008, averaged 3 points and 2 rebounds in 60 games as a rookie last season.