The Nets announced today that point guard Jeremy Lin underwent successful surgery on his right knee and will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season.
Lin suffered a ruptured patella tendon injury on opening night against the Pacers. It was a sad sight when Lin looked at his knee after falling, as he immediately winced in pain and became emotional.
The Harvard grad is in the second season of a three-year, $36 million deal.
Per the Nets’ press release:
“Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin had successful surgery this morning to repair a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams, III at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Lin will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season, but is expected to make a full recovery.”
Lin only played in 36 games last season for the Nets, averaging 14.5 points and 5.1 assists while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. He dealt with a bevy of knee and hamstring ailments.