NBA News: From Bad to Worse, Brooklyn Nets Jeremy Lin Strains His Hamstring Again
Jan 24, 2017 12:55 PM EST
Just when things couldn't get any worse for Brooklyn Nets' star Jeremy Lin, the starting point guard re-aggravated his injured left hamstring while doing his rehab. The Nets announced on Monday that Lin could be out for another 3-5 weeks.
"During the course of his rehab, Jeremy re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out approximately three to five weeks as he continues to work towards a full recovery," Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement.
Jeremy Lin, 28, first strained his left hamstring back in November 2, against the Detroit Pistons, just four games into the season. The injury sidelined Lin for 5 weeks that caused him to miss 17 games.
On December 12, Jeremy Lin returned to the lineup. Lin went on to play 7 of the Brooklyn Nets' next 8 games until he strained his left hamstring again in a game against his former team, the Charlotte Hornets. Since then, Jeremy Lin has not played a single game, missing their last 11 games. He is expected to miss at least another 13 games.
The latest injury comes as another setback for the struggling Brooklyn Nets and Jeremy Lin. The Nets were hoping to build something positive when Lin returns in an already lost season. With a 9-35 win-loss record, the Nets currently have the worst record in the NBA this season.
The Brooklyn Nets signed Jeremy Lin to a three-year, $36 million contract in July last year. The Nets were hoping Lin would lead the team on offense and help bring the team back to the playoffs.
With Jeremy Lin leading the way, the Brooklyn Nets started the season on a high note. Lin was impressive in those first four games averaging 16.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game.
So far this season, Jeremy Lin has averaged 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. With the season already lost, it would be best for the Brooklyn Nets to protect the long term health of Jeremy Lin and shut him down for the rest of the season.