Nets coach Kevin Ollie provides ambiguous Ben Simmons injury update

Jan 29, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA;  Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons (10) warms up prior to the
Jan 29, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons (10) warms up prior to the / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Another day, another injury sustained by Ben Simmons, as the Brooklyn Nets guard exited Saturday night's affair early on in the third quarter of their matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves with reported "knee soreness."

Despite his inconsistent shooting during the contest, the 27-year-old was putting forth solid all-around efforts against the Western Conference juggernaut, as he was boasting an impressive stat-line of 4 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assists, and 1 block.

Unfortunately, his night ended after logging just over 15 minutes of action due to the lower-body ailment and, during his postgame press conference, interim head coach Kevin Ollie provided a brief and, unfortunately, rather ambiguous update on the veteran's latest injury.

Brooklyn Nets coach provides update on latest Ben Simmons injury

"It's a knee situation. We don't have no clarity on it yet. We'll go back and get some tests and make sure he's ok. [I] don't know his availability for Monday."

Kevin Ollie

While the good news is that this latest ailment is not seemingly related to any setbacks to his back injury that held him out for nearly three months earlier this year, Simmons has had ample problems with his knees in past years, especially last season when he missed two extended periods that resulted in blood needing to be drained and receiving PRP injections in both instances.

Since initially suiting up for the Nets back in 2022-23, the point guard has dealt with a plethora of health-related issues and has appeared in only 55 of 138 possible games throughout his tenure.

This season has proven to be no different and, in just 14 games played, Simmons looks to be a shell of his former All-Star self, boasting mere averages of 6.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game.