Jeremy Lin Injury Update: Will Brooklyn Nets Star Play Against the Atlanta Hawks?

By James Johansson, Posted: 01/10/17 02:23PM EST
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The Brooklyn Nets looked lost in their last seven games without starting point guard Jeremy Lin. Nets fans are hoping that Lin could return to action soon in the hope of ending their current slump.

The Nets, who now have the worst record in the league at 8-28, will face the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. However, fans who are hoping to see Lin in action will not get their wish.

Lin will miss his seventh straight game after sustaining a hamstring injury for the second time this season, CBS Sports confirmed. The former Harvard University standout has not played since leaving in their 120-118 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Dec. 26.

The 28-year-old point guard hurt himself again just in his seventh game back from a hamstring injury, which orced him to sit out seven games. Fortunately for Lin, the second hamstring injury was not related to his first one, which means that he just needs some rest again.

The Nets did not give a timetable for Lin's return. However, the seventh-year guard gave an update earlier this year, saying that the injury was in a different spot. He said that he is recovering well and might miss fewer games compared to the first time he hurt his hamstring.

"It's a different area, the other side, and it hurt a lot less when it happened," Lin told New York Post. "Everything's progressing better than the previous one, so I'm definitely very encouraged."

Without Lin, Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead has been sharing backcourt duties for the Nets, while Caris LeVert is also getting some minutes at point guard. All three had their fair share of the spotlight, but has not produced desirable results for the Nets, losing in their last seven games.

There were high expectations for Lin heading into the season after signing a three-year deal worth $38.3 million. He was viewed as a potential franchise player, especially after he was named as the starting point guard. However, he has only played in 12 games, averaging 13.9 points on top of 5.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.



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