Ben Simmons (27-Australia) of the Brooklyn Nets is out for the foreseeable future.
Brooklyn announced Simmons’ status on Friday (Nov. 15). According to the team, Simmons underwent an MRI that confirmed a pinched nerve in his lower left back.
“Simmons will continue to receive treatment for his hip and back,” the team said, “with more details to be provided in the coming week.” As a result, Simmons will miss at least a week.
Simmons had previously missed the last three games after being placed on injured reserve with a left hip contusion. Although he reportedly did not require surgery, his injury was more serious than expected and led to a nagging back problem.
Simmons, born in 1996, has struggled with back pain in the past. He missed the entire 2021-22 season with a back injury that required surgery for multiple herniated discs in his right back. Since then, Simmons has continued to deal with nerve issues in his lower back.토토사이트
However, this injury is reportedly less painful than the one that ruled him out for the season and is on the opposite side of his back, the left side, so he shouldn’t be out for long.
In the first six games of the season, Simmons averaged 6.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 6.7 assists while shooting 52.8% from the field. Simmons’ absence means Brooklyn loses a key defender and someone who can lead the way. Naturally, wing and handler defenders like Dorian Finney-Smith and Royce O’Neal will see increased minutes, as well as Dennis Smith Jr.
Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, Nicholas Claxton and Cameron Johnson recently returned to the team’s starting lineup after recovering from injuries. Despite being plagued by injury wards early in the season, Brooklyn is currently 5-5.
As they continue to compete in the Eastern Conference, Brooklyn will be hoping to get key players Simmons and Cam Thomas back to full health.