First it was a short break without a date, then a couple more weeks and now a certain absence of more than a month. It can already be said: the illusion of seeing Ben Simmons healthy for an entire season has been blown up.
It was the team itself, Brooklyn Nets, that issued a statement to announce that the 27-year-old player has received an epidural injection in his back, a procedure that they deemed necessary and that led to his loss due to a nerve problem in the back. lower back lasts at least another two weeks.
Before the game that faced the New Yorkers against the Orlando Magic at the Barclays Center, it was the team’s coach, Jacque Vaughn, who accurately explained the situation of his injured pupil.
«The injection was given this week. It was just another part of the process that must follow to play again. It is part of your treatment, one that has a lot to do with strengthening the area. This is not a setback. Right now he’s still doing low-level things on the court. So there are no rebounding drills, no sprints around the court. In a couple of weeks, he will continue to get stronger and, hopefully, we will have something new,” he says.
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Despite the insistence of the media, the head coach He did not change his speech by reiterating that it had not been a relapse; Yes, she confirmed that he is far from returning. «I repeat, she is working at a very low level on the court. He is not doing anything with his companions.
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