Jeremy Lin Injury Update: When Will 'Linsanity' Return to Action?
The first season of Jeremy Lin in Brooklyn has not panned out for the Nets. Lin is still out with a hamstring injury and there is still no timetable for his return. Will he return to action right after the 2017 NBA All-Star break?
The 28-year-old point guard signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets this past summer to provide the team with leadership and production. However, he suffered the injury early in the season and he was out for a month.
Lin returned in December before re-injuring the hamstring on the day after Christmas against his former team, the Charlotte Hornets. He was ruled out for a month, but he suffered a setback during rehabilitation on January 23, per Newsday.
In early February, Lin began taking shots in practice but there is still no timetable for his return to the court. Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, who specifically signed Lin for his offense, told Nets Daily that the Harvard is making progress in his rehabilitation.
"Nothing, no date or anything. He's working out on the court, but no timetable. I wouldn't assume anything. He's progressing. He's working hard, improving every day, but we're not going to put a date or a time on it," Atkinson said.
The Nets are currently 9-46 and they are in a 13-game losing streak. They are the worst team in the NBA and getting Lin back would do wonders for them. Brooklyn only has a game left before the All-Star break and they get back to action a day after the trade deadline.
It was announced back on January 23 that Lin will miss three to five weeks after his setback in rehab. This week marks the third week so it's possible that Lin returns after the All-Star break to lead the Nets back to winning.
The Nets are in a very bad position this season, not only because of their dubious record but they do not own a first-round pick in next year's draft. Nevertheless, the return of "Linsanity" is a must-see game in person and on television.
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