One day after Gordon Hayward’s season effectively ended with a gruesome ankle injury, Nets guard Jeremy Lin exited Brooklyn’s Wednesday night game against the Indiana Pacers with a knee injury.
The Nets announced Lin will miss the rest of the season with what has been diagnosed as a ruptured patella of his right knee.
“Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season,” Brooklyn’s general manager Sean Marks said 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.”
His injury was far less graphic than Hayward’s, but we will not show the video.
Lin attacked the rim late in the fourth quarter when two Pacers defenders closed out with authority. He landed awkwardly and clutched his knee before signaling to the bench and repeatedly mouthing the words “I’m done.” Then he reduced to tears on the baseline.
Lin was helped to the locker room but eventually limped off the floor under his own power. The severity of his injury is unclear at this point, but we will update as more information becomes available.
This is the second season in a row Lin projects to miss play time due to injury. Last season, he only played in 36 games nursing a lingering left hamstring injury.