The worst fears have been confirmed, as Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren will miss the entire 2022-23 NBA season with a lisfranc injury to his right foot, according to multiple reports including Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The injury was suffered at Jamal Crawford’s Crawsover pro-am event on Saturday in Seattle, when Holmgren was on the floor defending NBA superstar forward LeBron James.
OKC General Manager Sam Presti released a statement on Thursday morning, before holding a press conference and chatting with reporters about Holmgren’s status.
Holmgren was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft after an outstanding solo season at Gonzaga, where he was amongst the most talked about players in all of college basketball. He broke Gonzaga’s single-season blocks record while dazzling with his outside shooting, ball-handling skills, and soft touch around the rim.
Concerns about Holmgren’s frame persisted throughout the college basketball season, and while Presti was quick to point out the injury Chet suffered has nothing to do with his slight frame, it hasn’t stopped the trolls from emerging.
Thoughts are with Holmgren and his family as he prepares for a season on the bench before he can make his official NBA debut next season.
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