It will take much longer than expected to watch Chet Holmgren take his first steps in the NBA. Injured right foot when of the “Crawsover Pro-Am” contested Saturday in Seattlethe second pick of the 2022 draft will miss the entire 2022-2023 season due to an injury to the right Lisfranc (a joint of the foot), the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Thursday in a press release.
“We’re definitely disappointed for Chet, especially given how excited he was to hit the court with his teammates this season.general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. One of the things that impressed us the most during our time with Chet was his determination and focus. We expect that same tenacity to carry him through this rehabilitation period. »
Highly anticipated due to its profile apart (2.13 m, 90 kg), this slender pivot was chosen just behind Paolo Banchero after a promising freelance in the university championship (14.1 points and 9.9 rebounds on average). Fourteenth and penultimate in the Western Conference during the 2021-2022 season, Oklahoma City will have to be more patient than expected with its young element.
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