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Jeremy Lin Injury News: Brooklyn Nets Guard’s Injury Struggles Continue

By Timothy Jay Ibay (Staff writer)
on Mar 20, 2017 01:32 AM EDT
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Jeremy Lin went down with a right ankle injury in the first quarter of the Brooklyn Nets Sunday game against the Dallas Mavericks. (Photo : YouTube Screencap)

Jeremy Lin’s nightmarish injury-plagued season continued Sunday, going down with yet another setback.

The Brooklyn Nets point guard went down with what appeared to be a sprained right ankle just seven minutes into the game against the Dallas Mavericks.

Jeremy Lin went into the lane for a floater at 5:12 in the first quarter Sunday before landing on J.J. Barea’s foot. He went out of the game half a minute later and did not return despite being seen riding a stationary bike in the tunnel. “It looks like a sprain – We’ll evaluate it and have more Monday,” Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson was quoted by the New York Post.

Jeremy Lin has only played in 24 games this season after signing a three-year $36 million deal last summer. He has been plagued with hamstring issues the entire season, and only returned to regular action in March, averaging 15.6 points 3.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists for the month. “I’m not sure how serious it is – he was in good spirits, so hopefully it’s not long term,” the Brooklyn Nets’ Caris LeVert said.

The Brooklyn Nets had been hoping to build chemistry between the trio of Jeremy Lin, Brook Lope and Caris LeVert for the final stretch of their rebuilding season. As noted by the New York Post, the Brooklyn Nets have been a horrid 6-41 when Lin isn’t in the lineup, and 7-15 when he is. The Nets are also 4-7 in games Jeremy Lin has started.

As noted by Yahoo Sports, Jeremy Lin missed 17 games with a strained left hamstring in November and December, which was followed by him dealing with a tight lower back. After returning from the duo of injuries, he reinjured his hamstring in February. In the 25 games he has played for the Brooklyn Nets this season, Jeremy Lin has averaged 14.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists.

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