You might want to sit down if you’re a fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
That’s because there is some concerning news coming out about rookie player Chet Holmgren.
Just the other day, it was revealed that Holmgren had rolled his ankle while trying to defend LeBron James in a fun pro-am game in Seattle.
At the time, no one knew the extent of the injury but its severity is becoming more clear – and it doesn’t sound good.
Exams show Chet Holmgren has potential torn ligaments in his foot, sources said. A timetable is being determined based on further evaluations. https://t.co/vig5zWOSzz
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 24, 2022
Shams Charania reports that exams show Holmgren has potentially torn ligaments in his foot.
A timetable is currently being determined based on further evaluations.
There is now fear that the number two draft pick might have a serious injury that could complicate or even cancel his first season in the NBA.
If Holmgren really is hurt and his rookie season is in jeopardy, it’ll be a huge shame.
Since being drafted, Holmgren has impressed fans of the Thunder through Summer League games.
He was an absolute unit in the few games that he participated in, playing excellent offense and defense and connecting again and again with teammate Josh Giddey.
This got Thunder fans very excited.
However, there were some who feared Holmgren was too thin while too aggressive and was risking causing himself harm.
Sadly, they may have been right.
This injury to Holmgren highlights the fact that college ball – and the Summer League – is vastly different from participating in a regular NBA season.
It’s a very competitive and physical league and it doesn’t go easy on anyone, even promising rookies.
Until we know more, speculation about Holmgren’s future will be everywhere.
Expect a lot of doom and gloom from OKC fans until definitive news is revealed.