Outpouring Prayers and Support for Jeremy Lin

One day after Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific ankle injury, Jeremy Lin also suffered a devastating ruptured patella tendon injury and is expected to miss the 2017-18 season.

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks released a statement to support him on his recovery and reiterates his important contribution on a leadership role on Thursday morning:

Statement from Nets General Manager Sean Marks.

“Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season.  We feel awful that the injury will cost him the season, however our entire organization will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery. Jeremy remains an important part of this team and will continue to contribute in a leadership role.”

Jeremy Lin sent a tweet to reassure his fans after the game to show he is still in good spirit and God is always faithful and in control.

In the 4th quarter, Jeremy Lin landed awkwardly after he drove hard to the rim  while being defended by 2 Pacers. The play resulted in a goal-tending call. Immediately after the fall, Jeremy sat up and his expression showed he was stunned knowing something has gone wrong and said, “I’m done! I’m done! I’m done!”. He slumped to the floor with tears realizing his injury might sideline him for a long time after working hard to recover from injury-riddled 2016-17 season.

Outpouring Prayers and Support from Peers

A lot of outpouring and support from Jeremy Lin’s teammates, ex-teammates (Chandler Parsons, Patrick Beverley, Danny Green, Dorell Wright, Greg Smith), NBA Players (Kent Bazemore, Jarret Jack), and ex-NBA players (Kenny Anderson) upon hearing he will be out for the season.

Brandon Ingram on his defense-first approach.

Brandon Ingram on his defense-first approach.
Heartbreak for Lin, family, and his fans

So many Lin fans are so heartbroken for JLin and his family having to face another lost season due another injury. We can only offer him prayers, support, and encouragement to lift up his spirit that he can recover and come back stronger than ever before.

Whether or not he has to change his playing style, whether he stays with the Nets or not, that’s another issue to deal in the future Now is the time to support him and let him know we got his back.

@JLin7 our prayers will always be w/ you to recover & come back stronger than ever #NeverGiveUp

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/921043624757927936

Links

  1. What Jeremy Lin’s injury could mean to Brooklyn’s season, Kunal Kohli, NothinButNets

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