Allen Crabbe Undergoes Knee Surgery

Nets guard Allen Crabbe underwent successful right knee arthroscopic surgery on Thursday, the team announced in a press release.

The surgery was conducted by Dr. Riley Williams lll at the Hospital for Special Surgery, the team said. Crabbe had been dealing with general knee soreness, missing nine straight contests and 35 of his last 50 games. The team did not issue a timeline for his return.

Crabbe was a key player on the Nets last season, scoring a career-best 13.2 points on 46% shooting from the field. His shooting mark slipped to 37% this year likely due to the knee injury, having only appeared in 43 games.

Crabbe, 26, holds a player option with the Nets for next season worth $18.5MM. He was acquired by Brooklyn in exchange for Andrew Nicholson during the summer of 2017.

The Nets are in the midst of a final playoff push with one week left of the season, holding a 39-40 record and leading the No. 9 place Heat by 0.5 games. They’ll travel to Milwaukee on Saturday, Indiana on Sunday, then back to Brooklyn for a final regular-season showdown against Miami next Wednesday at the Barclays Center.

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