Jeremy Lin has suffered a setback during the rehabilitation process for his hamstring injury, and will be out three to five more weeks, the Nets announced today in a press release. The veteran point guard had already been sidelined for nearly a month, so this setback could stretch his absence to upwards of two months in total.
“During the course of his rehab, Jeremy re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out approximately three to five weeks as he continues to work towards a full recovery,” Nets GM Sean Marks said in a statement. “We understand and appreciate Jeremy’s competitive desire to get back on the court with his teammates, however, we are going to be cautious with his rehab in order to ensure that he is at full strength once he returns.”
Brooklyn’s top offseason addition, Lin has looked good when he’s been on the court for the Nets, shooting a career-high 46.9% from the field to go along with 13.9 PPG and 5.8 APG. However, nagging hamstring woes have kept Lin out of action for nearly the entire 2016/17 campaign — he has played just 12 games for the Nets so far.
Having signed a three-year contract with the Nets back in July, Lin was never viewed as a trade candidate for the club this season, so his injury won’t have a significant impact on his stock this season like it would for a player such as Rudy Gay. The 28-year-old Lin will remain under contract at a rate of $12MM for Brooklyn in 2017/18, then will face a player option decision in the summer of ’18.