Another stoppage for Ben Simmons. Still embarrassed by his left knee, which had already made him miss six games this season, also forcing him to leave during the game against Orlando on Monday, the player of brooklyn suffers from a contracture in the calf, which will keep him away from the floors (at least) until next week.
An injury that comes at the worst time, because the Australian was gradually regaining his feelings, with 13.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 interceptions on average between November 15 and 27. Cautious, the Nets will in any case not take any risk with their point forwardeven if it means limiting his minutes or depriving him of back to back when he will be able to play again.
Note that in addition to Ben Simmons, absent for the next two games, if not more, Jacque Vaughn’s men will also have to do without Yuta Watanabe (hamstrings) for an additional week.
Nets star Ben Simmons has a muscle strain in his leg and is expected to miss a few games, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Simmons has battled through ailments the past few weeks, most recently soreness/swelling in knee, and was in the midst of his best play this season.
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