No. 2 Holmgren diagnosed with torn ligament, NBA rookie cut in half in first season and missed playing
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No. 2 Holmgren diagnosed with torn ligament, NBA rookie cut in half in first season and missed playing

The Oklahoma City Thunder officially announced today that this year’s No. 2 Chet Holmgren has been sprained due to lack of safety on the field during last weekend’s The CrawsOver in Seattle. The right ankle, diagnosed as a serious right ankle ligament tear, will be reimbursed for Holmgren for the 2022-2023 season and will miss his rookie debut season in the NBA .

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – JULY 5: Chet Holmgren #7 of the Oklahoma City Thunder smiles and looks on during the game against the Utah Jazz during the 2022 NBA Salt Lake City Summer League on July 5, 2022 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Holmgren was a rookie selected by the Thunder with the second overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft this year, and he is also a rising star that scouts talk about.

At the age of 20, with a height of 2.16 meters, he has a huge advantage in offense and penalty area defense with his tall and slender physique. In his debut in the league’s summer league in July, he made 9 shots inside the game in 24 minutes. He hit 7 of the ball, 4 of 6 from the outside and 23 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 6 blocks.

Holmgren impressed with his efficient output on the defensive end, and he also set a Salt Lake City Summer League record with six blocks in a single game, leading the Thunder to a 26-point lead.

The No. 2 pick is excellent at creating open play, pick-and-rolls and ball handling, and can use a variety of offensive skills to score points efficiently on the court.

But it is a pity that the rookie will be stopped due to injury before the start of the new season. According to the rookie’s injury investigation report, Holmgren’s right ankle to the foot part is responsible for bearing the weight of the body and stabilizing the balance of the foot The organization is torn, and it is currently scheduled for a season off. As for whether Holmgren’s recovery can allow him to return to the stage in the new season, it remains to be seen.


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