NBA News: Ben Simmons from the Brooklyn Nets must be operated on on the back
Ben Simmons has to be operated on on Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets announced in an official press release. According to information from ESPN, the Guard should be fit again on time for the new season.
As the franchise announced, Simmons will be subjected to a microdiscuitomy in order to relieve the continued back pain as a result of a herniated disc. “After consulting several back specialists, it was decided that surgery is the best for Ben’s long -term health,” says a statement by the Nets.
As Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN) reported, the 25-year-old will take about three to four months of rehab after the operation. However, the expectation is that Simmons’ back “was” far “healed before the start of the training camp in September.
The Australian has not played a game for his new team since his trade from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Brooklyn Nets in February. The reason was stubborn back problems and several setbacks during the healing process. Even a comeback in the playoffs did not come about at short notice due to the return of the back pain. In the first round, Brooklyn finally lost 0-4 against the Boston Celtics.
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So Simmons has no longer contested NBA game since the Sixers’ inglorious playoff-out of the Sixers against the Atlanta Hawks. The three-time all-star is still under contract in Brooklyn for three years and $ 114 million.