The Brooklyn Nets can’t afford to have more losses in the game. They have lost the last 3 games in the current season. The Nets are missing their star point guard Ben Simmons.
Simmons is one of the most injured players on the Nets roster, and he is currently having back and hip problems. The Nets could consider moving their star guard before they lose more matches.
Nets Star Ben Simmons is Expected to Return After Herniated Disc Surgery
The Nets star guard had surgery to fix a herniated disc in his lower back in May 2022. According to doctors, it would take around 18 months for Simmons to recover from the surgery completely. So, now he would have to wait for a week to get back on the court for the Brooklyn Nets.
However, before the star guard comes back to the team, the Nets have confirmed that Ben Simmons is expected to be back in the team soon.
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Nets Star Ben Simmons Undergoes MRI, Reveals Nerve Irritation
Bernie Lee, who is an agent of Simons, has confirmed that Ben had an MRI scan, which revealed the nerve irritation on the lower left body.
According to some reports, Simmons is already back on the court for light practice sessions. His body will be checked up in 7 to 10 days, and then he will be able to play for his team. However, if the reports don’t come up as expected, Ben won’t be able to resume his practice and won’t be able to play for the Nets.
Could the Back Issues Hold Back Ben Simmons?
Before the injury, Ben was averaging around 6.5 points, 6.7 assists, and 10.8 rebounds per game. Simmons is expected to be back on the court. However, the back issue could hold him from playing the game for a long time.
Not only Nets have Ben injured on their roster, but some others like Dennis Smith Jr. and Cam Thomas, are also injured. But due to frequent injured, the Brooklyn Nets could consider trading Simmons.