Spencer Dinwiddie confirms possibility of joining Nets in playoffs
On Instagram, the Nets veteran posted a screenshot of an update saying he’s progressing ahead of schedule and could make a return in the playoffs if everything else goes well. While Dinwiddie noted in the caption that it is not guaranteed, he did confirm that it is his “vision” all along.
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To recall, Spencer Dinwiddie suffered the right knee injury last December during the Nets’ game against the Charlotte Hornets. He was eventually diagnosed with a partially torn ACL, with the team declaring he’s out for the remainder of the campaign.
Spence goes down, but he is able to get up and limp to the bench. Scary. pic.twitter.com/xLjFNmH0aL
— Talkin’ Nets (@TalkinNets) December 28, 2020
Obviously, Dinwiddie is a fighter and he is proving he won’t easily go down. For what it’s worth, after he suffered the injury, he took to Instagram as well to remind everyone that it is not the first time he suffered the same issue and came back from it.
Dinwiddie took his fans to a trip down memory lane and narrated how he came back stronger after a non-contact full tear of his ACL during his collegiate playing days. Despite the injury, he was able to continue playing after recovering and even made his way to the NBA and the Nets.
“Those trials built the focus and fortitude to go from a second round pick to a g league cast off to the 20ppg leader of a playoff team, earning the respect of my peers along the way,” the Nets guard wrote at the time.
It is still unknown if Dinwiddie will truly be able to return to the active roster for the playoffs (and if the Nets will even play him considering his long layoff and the danger of rushing his recover), but if he does, it will undoubtedly be one of the best comeback stories of the 2020-21 campaign.