The first week of the NBA’s 2017-2018 season isn’t going so well. First, Gordon Hayward suffered a season-ending injury in his first game, and now the Brooklyn Nets’ Jeremy Lin can be added to the injury list.
In the team’s first game, played against the Pacers, Lin was driving to the basket in the fourth quarter and landed awkwardly. He immediately grabbed his right knee because he knew something was wrong. Before the coaches even got to him, he can be heard saying “I’m done, I’m done,” knowing it was a serious injury.
Today, it’s been revealed that Lin suffered a ruptured patellar tendon, which will have him out for the entire 2017-18 season.
“Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the off season 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,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement Thursday.
Lin says he is ready for the challenge: