Chet Holmgren to Miss Rookie Season Due to Lisfranc Injury

Chet Holmgren to Miss Rookie Season Due to Lisfranc Injury

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that No. 2 overall pick Chet Holmgren will miss his rookie season after suffering a lisfranc injury while playing at the CrawOver Pro-Am last weekend.

Holmgren is the latest lottery pick to lose their rookie season due to an injury, joining a list of bigs and forwards that includes Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Blake Griffin. Simmons and Griffin went on to win the Rookie of the Year the very next season due to the lost time preventing them from touching the court in their true rookie seasons.

“Certainly, we are disappointed for Chet, especially given the excitement he had about getting on the floor with his teammates this season,” Thunder GM Sam Presti said in a statement. “We know Chet has a long career ahead of him within our organization and the Oklahoma City community.”

“One of the things that most impressed us during the process of selecting Chet was his determination and focus. We expect that same tenacity will carry him throughout this period of time as we work together and support him during his rehabilitation.

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