The Brooklyn Nets home-opening loss wasn’t the only source of bad news on Wednesday night, as point guard Jeremy Lin will likely miss the rest of the season due to a ruptured patellar tendon of his right knee.
With an awkward landing in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers, Lin’s immediate emotional reaction put Nets fans in a state of disbelief. The injury to Lin, who scored 18 points in the 140-131 loss, will likely force the Nets to transition D’Angelo Russell to the point guard position, while Allen Crabbe may see some additional time as the new starting shooting guard.
Lin is one of two stars that received a bad case of the injury bug this week, as Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward also suffered a significant leg injury that will require missed time.
As more updates come in, The Athletes Hub will provide more details.