Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin returned a few games ago from a hamstring injury. However, Lin re-injured his hamstring in the 120-118 win over the Charlotte Hornets. The Nets are unoptimistic about Lin’s injury and he could be out indefinitely.
Jeremy Lin re-injures left hamstring against Hornets
Lin returned from a hamstring injury on December 12 and he was able to play seven out of the next eight games. He was averaging 15.3 points in 23.7 minutes in that span but he re-injured his left hamstring against the Hornets, per FOX Sports.
The 28-year-old point guard was unavailable after the game but he is set to undergo testing. He missed 40 days and 17 games earlier this year due to the hamstring issue. He could be out indefinitely, which is something the Nets don’t need at the moment.
Kenny Atkinson unoptimistic about Lin’s return to the court
When asked about Lin’s injury, Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson revealed that he is unsure when his starting point guard will return. He noted that he feels bad for Lin but he wants other players to step up once again.
“First of all you just feel bad for Jeremy because I know how hard he worked to get back so that was a difficult part about it. And somehow I think in these situations you have to turn it into a positive,” Atkinson told Newsday.
“In a weird way in the long run, you feel bad for Jeremy but I think our other players stepped up. So that’s what I’m taking out of it,” he added.
Who will step up in Jeremy Lin’s absence?
Sean Kilpatrick, who benefited the most from Lin’s 17-game absence, will likely get the call once again. Randy Foye and rookie Isaiah Whitehead are also expected to get some minutes with Lin likely out for the foreseeable future.
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