Jeremy Lin to miss entire season with ruptured patella tendon
Jeremy Lin is out for the season after suffering a ruptured patella tendon late in the fourth quarter of the Nets season opener in Indiana.
The injury occurred after Lin fell awkwardly on his right knee while driving to the basket. The seven year NBA veteran had put a nice game together scoring 18 points prior to the injury.
The Nets announced today that Lin will mist the rest of the season. Lin was coming off a season in which he
played in just 36 games for Brooklyn due to hamstring and ankle issues.
The news comes as a huge blow to Brooklyn. Lin was undoubtedly an integral piece to the Nets winning games. Brooklyn went 7-39 without Lin on the floor last season vs. 13-23 with him.
Nets general manager Sean Marks said, “Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season. We feel awful that the injury will cost him the season, however our entire organization will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery. Jeremy remains an important part of this team and will continue to contribute in a leadership role” in a press release regarding the injury.
With Lin out, D'Angelo Russell will move to point guard and Kenny Atkinson will likely choose between Caris LeVert and Allen Crabbe for the starting shooting guard position. Spencer Dinwiddie will also likely see an elevated role.