Nets’ Lin expected to miss season with right knee injury

first_img“Jeremy worked really hard to get back from injury, so we hope everything’s OK,” Atkinson said after the game. “You never want to see somebody go down, especially someone who worked so hard to come back.”Lin was hurt in the fifth game last season and missed more than a month. He aggravated the injury about two weeks after returning and didn’t play again until after the All-Star break.He had come to Brooklyn with a three-year, $36 million deal, returning to the city where he was a breakout star with the New York Knicks during his run of Linsanity in 2012. That lasted just 35 games before a season-ending knee injury.“I think the things we’re going to miss are his competitiveness. He really sets the standard with his competitiveness,” said Atkinson, whose relationship with Lin goes back to their days with the Knicks.“How much he improved as a defensive player from the time he was with the Knicks up to now is amazing — and then just his leadership by example, his understanding of what the staff wants, what the coaching staff wants. We’ve got to call it what it is, it’s a big blow.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Beijing forms ‘snow affairs work team’ for 2022 Olympics Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin looks to pass the ball during the first half of the team’s preseason NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK— Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the season after rupturing the patella tendon in his right knee.Lin was hurt midway through the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 140-131 loss Wednesday night in the season opener at Indiana. He landed hard behind the baseline after a drive and was in tears as he clutched at his knee.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The former Harvard guard was hoping for a stronger second season with the Nets. He was limited to 36 games last season, mostly because of a left hamstring injury, while Brooklyn finished with the NBA’s worst record.READ: ‘I’m done, I’m done’: Lin bursts into tears after injuring knee in Nets loss FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season,” general manager Sean Marks said Thursday in a statement. “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.”Lin scored 18 points before he was hurt while starting alongside fellow point guard D’Angelo Russell, theformer No. 2 pick acquired from the Lakers in an offseason trade. Coach Kenny Atkinson had planned to start games with both players, then split the playing time, so he had one of them on the floor as much as possible. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban PLAY LIST 02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban03:10Injuries from fireworks down by 35% this year, DoH say00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more