Skip to comments.Linsanity Is Officially Over As Jeremy Lin Will Have Season-Ending Knee Surgery
Posted on 03/31/2012 6:46:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Jeremy Lin's remarkable breakout season may now be over as he will have surgery that will in all likelihood sideline him for the remainder of the season.
According to an Associated Press report (via SI.com), Lin will have knee surgery and will be out six weeks.
There are only four weeks left in the regular season. So unless the Knicks, who are clinging to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, pull a huge upset in the first round of the playoffs, it is unlikely that Lin will see the court again before the 2012-13 season.
Since his first big game back on February 4th, Lin has averaged 18.5 points and 8.6 assists per game.
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...unless the Knicks, who are clinging to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, pull a huge upset in the first round of the playoffs, it is unlikely that Lin will see the court again before the 2012-13 season.
I was just sickened by this news. I wish him successful surgery and pray that this will not be a factor in his future when he is healed and back on the floor.
This young guy has done more for Pro Basketball than anyone I know. I love college footbll (Go ACC!) but never had an interest in the pro stuff until Lin came along. Of course my intense interest in the Chinese and its culture helped to even watch the pro stuff. But I did and am now a Knicks fan. Some interesting players there — and not all have tatoos! And I have talked to more people who are now watching because of this young player.
BTW — Lin’s Chinese given name - Shu Hao — translates out to “study” and “outstanding”. Far thinking by his parents!!
He came on the scene when the Knicks' two biggest stars were out with injuries, and they went on an incredible run.
Then, Anthony and Stoudemire came back, and they faltered.
Then, they fired the coach, and went on another great run.
Now they've lost their spark plug. What next? It takes just a few changes to make a team go one way, or the other, even though the foundation is there.
How do you say “flash in the pan”, in Chinese????
No knees = no long term career!