The Brooklyn Nets have announced that forward Ben Simmons is dealing with a nerve impingement in his back. While there was hope that he’d be able to return this season, that is now in doubt. It has been a long and rough two seasons for both the forward and the Brooklyn Nets. Simmons hasn’t played since before the All-Star break and after being reevaluated on Friday may not return this season. Injuries have piled up for the former All-Star forward and it looks like he may have to wait for next season before he can return to the court.
Nets say Ben Simmons now has nerve impingement in his back and will remain out of action while sides determine best course of treatment.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 24, 2023
Head Coach Jacque Vaughn said the following when asked if he expects Ben Simmons to play again this season: “Definitely operating under that belief. There’s zero discussions about him not playing. We expect him to be back, waiting for him to be back, watching the last Sacramento game, it was great to see him and his physicality versus [Kings All-Star Domantas] Sabonis last time, so looking forward to seeing that again, for sure.”
This season in 42 games with the Brooklyn Nets, Ben Simmons has averaged 6.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 1.3 steals per game. He has paired those numbers with 56.5 percent and a free-throw percentage of 43.9 percent. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Simmons the best in his recovery and eventual return to the court.