Wednesday 22nd November 2017,
The Hoop Doctors

Brooklyn Nets Lose Jeremy Lin for Rest of 2017-18 Season with Patellar Tendon Rupture

Brooklyn Nets Lose Jeremy Lin for Rest of 2017-18 Season with Patellar Tendon Rupture

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin’s short time with the Brooklyn Nets has been riddled by injury, and nothing, apparently, is going to change.

As first reported by ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and then soon after announced by the team, Lin suffered a ruptured patellar tendon during Brooklyn’s opening-night loss to the Indiana Pacers and will miss the rest of the season:

Here’s a video of the incident, courtesy of Nets Daily’s Anthony Puccio:

This injury comes as a crushing blow to Lin, who was limited to just 36 games last season amid hamstring injuries. He is in the second season of a three-year, $36 million deal, with a player option for 2018-19 he will almost assuredly exercise now.

The Nets have the guard and wing depth, along with the low expectations, to weather Lin’s absence. But he was brought in as a cultural touchstone. Even last season, as he spent a great deal of time on the bench, he remained involved in the process, frequently speaking with teammates and head coach Kenny Atkinson from the sidelines.

Unfortunately, it seems Lin is in for more of the same this year. The Nets and him can only hope things are different, for real, next season.

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