Brooklyn Nets' Jeremy Lin suffers ruptured patella tendon; expected to miss season

Brooklyn Nets' Jeremy Lin suffers ruptured patella tendon; expected to miss season

Further examination Thursday apparently confirmed what reportedly had been considered a significant injury, as evidenced by Lin's tweet later Wednesday in which he said, in part, "God (is) ALWAYS ... in control".

Lin was forced out of Brooklyn's 140-131 loss in IN after he landed awkwardly on his right knee following a driving layup attempt with 4:53 left in the fourth quarter. He landed hard behind the baseline after a drive to the basket and was in tears as he clutched at his knee.

After crumbling to the court and leaving the Brooklyn Nets' season-opening loss with an injury, point guard Jeremy Lin's season is likely over.

Lin will have his knee evaluated today, and there reportedly is "tremendous concern" in Brooklyn over the point guard's health.

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Lin was evaluated by team doctors in NY on Thursday before the team announced his diagnosis.

Lin scored 18 points, while his backcourt mate D'Angelo Russell posted 30 in his debut with the team, after being traded by the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason.

Brooklyn will need to be aggressive in its approach to finding a replacement for Lin as the team has 81 games left to play and a lack of movement would send a negative message to the loyal fanbase.

Lin is one of the only National Basketball Association veterans who was returning to them team this year, and his leadership on the court will be greatly missed.

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