It was just revealed that Simmons will undergo back surgery this week for an injury that’s been nagging him for months.
Even with recovery time, he should be ready to join the team at training camp and will be prepared to play when the new season begins.
However, some are raising concerns about the injury.
Ben Simmons is undergoing microdiscectomy on his back.
Athletes who’ve had this surgery:
Dwight Howard, Michael Porter Jr., Brook Lopez, Tiger Woods.
A cautionary tale: Steve Kerr had a microdiscectomy and it led to further complications and pain in his back.
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) May 4, 2022
However, he also mentioned that Warriors head coach Steve Kerr once has a microdiscectomy and it created further complications and pain for him.
So, what’s next for Simmons?
Ben Coming Back
The hope is that this will be the end of the long, torturous saga that has created headlines and headaches all season long.
Simmons was sent to Brooklyn back in February but he hasn’t played a game with his new team because of this injury.
That followed months of refusing to play with his former squad, the Philadelphia 76ers, allegedly because of mental health issues.
However, some have proposed that Simmons didn’t play in Philly simply because he was sick of being part of that team.
His standing among fans and NBA analysts has dropped a lot this year, with many accusing him of not being a team player and having a sour attitude.
After this surgery, it’s very important that Simmons returns to the floor in fine form and shows what he has to give.
Hopefully, this surgery does exactly what it needs to and Simmons is suiting up for the Nets in just a few months.