After suffering an apparent hamstring injury, Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin won’t return to Wednesday’s game.
The Nets entered halftime with a 71-55 lead over the Detroit Pistons and the team’s official Twitter accounted stated that Lin will miss the remainder of the game with a strained left hamstring.
#Nets injury update: Jeremy Lin will not return to tonight's game due to a strained left hamstring.
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 3, 2016
In the first half, Lin had racked up ten points on 4/6 shooting and four assists, but it was Brook Lopez who provided Brooklyn with a huge uplift. Behind a strong 24-point half, that included four made threes, the Nets didn’t need to rely on Lin as heavily as usual.
Unfortunately, it’s still a big blow to them offensively and defensively. He was a handful for Ish Smith to defend and his energy is always needed on the defensive end of the floor.
There is no word on the severity of the injury, and only time will tell if the Brooklyn Nets are without their newest star for an extended period of time.