On Saturday, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson suffered an injury while playing in a charity event in Shenzhen, China.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Spencer Dinwiddie and new Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai participated in a basketball charity event in Shenzhen, China, Saturday, hosted and sponsored by The charity event was sponsored by former Net Jeremy Lin.
The basketball charity event was organized before the Brooklyn Nets traded Lin to the Atlanta Hawks in July.
During the event, Hollis-Jefferson went up for a dunk and felt pain when he landed. The story was first reported by NetsDaily.
Shortly after the injury, Hollis-Jefferson headed to the locker room and did not return to the game. When the game was over, Hollis-Jefferson was not spotted on the court and was not a part of his team’s post-game photo.
Later on Saturday, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reported that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is heading back to the United States and his injury was not too serious.
The Brooklyn Nets do know about the Hollis-Jefferson injury and as of what we know now, his injury is not serious.
After a bright offseason filled with exciting transactions and signings, it is hard for the Nets and their fans to embrace the Hollis-Jefferson injury news, especially when the team was heading into the season healthy.
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Last season, the Brooklyn Nets faced injury trouble throughout the season. In their season opener, they lost Lin for the season. A month later, D’Angelo Russell would go down with a knee injury, sidelining the guard for two months.
Most of the Brooklyn Nets 2017-18 roster faced some kind of injury. From a couple games to a whole season, injuries played a significant role in Brooklyn’s playoff hopes last season.
Hollis-Jefferson has had a fair share of injuries throughout his career. In his rookie season, the Nets forward went down with an ankle fracture, sidelining him for 53 games. He would go on to play in only 29 games, starting in 17 of them.
His second season was a strong one. He did not face any time-consuming injury and went on to have a great year. He played 78 games, starting 50.
Last season, Hollis-Jefferson missed 14 games with a lingering groin injury. Even with the injury, it was Hollis-Jefferson’s best season. He averaged 28.8 minutes, 13.9 points, and 6.8 rebounds in 68 games. He started 59 games and was one of Brooklyn’s top offensive players.
A follow-up report will come when further details are released. More details are expected to be released Sunday.