Jeremy Lin Injury Update: Brooklyn Nets Star Showing Positive Signs in Recovery
The Brooklyn Nets and Jeremy Lin are not yet ready to give a timetable for the return of the starting point guard. But the good news is that Lin is showing positive signs in his recovery from a second hamstring injury this season.
Lin was expected to have another breakout season with the Nets under first-year head coach Kenny Atkinson. The former Harvard University standout inked a three-year, $38.3 million contract with the Nets.
The seventh-year guard earned the starting point guard spot before the season started. However, the Lin experiment in Brooklyn has yet to produce desirable results due to the injury bug that hit the Palo Alto, California native.
Lin has only played in 12 games this season, posting averages of 13.9 points to go along with 5.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds. He missed 17 games earlier in the season due to a hamstring injury before returning to action on December 12 against the Houston Rockets.
However, Lin suffered a huge setback just in his seventh game back from the hamstring injury. The 28-year-old playmaker hurt another part of his hamstring. Speaking for the first time since getting hurt on December 26, he admitted that he was very frustrated that night.
"It's been difficult," Lin said via New York Post. "The night I got hurt, I didn't feel like talking or was just not in a place where I had anything to say to anybody. That night, I was pretty upset."
After suffering another hamstring injury, there were rumblings that Lin might be out longer than the first time he went down. There were also speculations that he might just sit out for the remainder of the season to avoid aggravating the injury.
However, Lin finally doused cold water to all rumors about his condition. He insisted that he is doing all he can to recover well from the injury, adding that he is encouraged of his progress.
"It's a different area, the other side, and it hurt a lot less when it happened," Lin said. "Everything's progressing better than the previous one, so I'm definitely very encouraged. Yeah, definitely if it was the same exact spot, it'd be a different tune."
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