NBA News: Jeremy Lin Listed Day-to-Day With Ankle Injury, Could Return Before End of the Season

By Dave W. Paulson
on Mar 21, 2017 03:57 AM EDT
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Jeremy Lin
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 of the Brooklyn Nets suffered an ankle injury on Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks at the Barclays Center. Lin revealed in an interview that he is day-to-day and the ankle injury does not have any effect on his hamstring. He is also expected to return before the end of the regular season.

The Nets are playing better basketball ever since Jeremy Lin returned from a hamstring injury after the All-Star break. Although the team is already out of the playoffs, they are looking to finish the season strong but the injury to Lin was a big blow.

The 28-year-old point guard suffered the injury on Sunday against the Mavericks with about five minutes left in the first quarter. He landed on J.J. Barea's foot and suffered a right ankle sprain. He was able to play for two more possessions but he was quickly removed from the game due to his noticeable limp.

In an interview with the New York Post, Jeremy Lin noted that he's feeling good about his injury and he will not be out for long. He is also thankful that his hamstring was not affected but he is disappointed by the timing of the injury.

"I'm thankful it was just an ankle and not a hamstring or something like that. This is more of my comfort zone. Every basketball player has gone through ankle injuries," Lin said.

According to Newsday, Jeremy Lin is listed day-to-day and he is doubtful for the Nets' game on Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons. Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson was very frustrated that Lin's injury happened now that he is meshing well with Brook Lopez and the team was playing better overall.

However, Atkinson wants Lin to be 100 percent healthy before getting inserted back in the lineup. The Nets are going look for Spencer Dinwiddie to start over Lin with Randy Foye and Caris LeVert getting more minutes.

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