Holmgren received the injury during a pro-am game when he attempted to block Los Angeles Lakers legend LeBron James.
The loss of Holmgren before he’s even played his first game was truly shocking and a massive disappointment for Thunder fans.
But at least there is some silver lining coming from Holmgren recently.
Chet Holmgren underwent a successful surgery to address his Lisfranc injury, the Thunder just announced.
The procedure was performed by Dr. David Porter at Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Carmel, IN with Thunder medical personnel present.
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Holmgren underwent a successful surgery to address his Lisfranc injury, according to the Thunder.
The procedure, completed by Dr. David Porter at Forte Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Carmel, Indiana, is key to making sure that Holmgren is back as soon as possible.
Sadly, as soon as possible isn’t nearly soon enough for OKC fans.
Holding Out For Holmgren
People were expecting undeniably great things from Holmgren in his upcoming first season, who was selected at number two in the NBA draft back in June.
Following his selection, Holmgren made an impression on people in the NBA Summer League, showing his true, raw talent and youthful enthusiasm.
OKC followers were particularly pleased to see Holmgren play alongside Josh Giddey, suggesting a new incredible duo was entering the league.
But now that Holmgren is out for the entire year, the Thunder have to sit and wait.
They’ll keep playing hard and their young crew will certainly gain a few wins but they’ll likely end up towards the bottom of the Western Conference standings yet again.
The good news is that all signs suggest Holmgren will be back and he will still be a radically awesome rookie.
The wait will be hard but it could be worth it.