Report: Jeremy Lin ruled out for the season with ruptured patella tendon
Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin has been ruled out for the season after suffering a ruptured patella tendon of his right knee during a season-opening loss against the Indiana Pacers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Lin first suffered the injury after landing awkwardly on a drive to the basket during the fourth quarter, immediately clasping his knee and looking at his teammates saying “I’m done, I’m done, I’m done.”
The Nets were very concerned with his injury, despite him being able to limp off the floor with the assistance of team doctors.
Lin scored 18 points, while his backcourt mate D’Angelo Russell posted 30 in his debut with the team, after being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason.
This will likely signify Russell’s opportunity to play the point guard position once again, likely sliding Allen Crabbe to the starting shooting guard role until a more defined rotation is consolidated by head coach Kenny Atkinson.
Lin tweeted this shortly after his injury took place, but will now be headed toward a long offseason
Gods ALWAYS faithful and in control 🙏🏼🙌🏼
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) October 19, 2017
General manager Sean Marks expressed his sorrow for this season-ending injury and wished him the best through a team statement (via Marc Stein of The New York Times)
“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.”