Nets’ Ben Simmons to undergo back surgery on Thursday

Nets’ Ben Simmons to undergo back surgery on Thursday

Ben Simmons will endure surgical procedure on Thursday to handle a herniated disc in his again, the Nets introduced on Wednesday.

“After session with a number of again specialists, it has been decided that one of the best plan of action for Ben’s long-term well being is for him to endure surgical procedure,” the crew mentioned in a press release. The process he’ll endure is a microdiscectomy.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets guard is anticipated to get better totally in 3-4 months and might be prepared “properly forward” of coaching camp.

Although rumors swirled about Simmons’ doable return throughout the playoffs, the 25-year-old was dominated out of Sport 4 towards the Boston Celtics within the first-round playoff collection between the 2 groups. The Celtics went on to win the sport, ending the Nets’ disastrous season.

Ben Simmons by no means suited up for the Nets this season.AP

It has been a bumpy yr for Simmons, who requested a commerce from the 76ers earlier than the season even started. After a deal didn’t occur, he stepped away from the crew to handle his psychological well being.

Finally, Simmons was shipped to the Nets as a part of a blockbuster deal that despatched James Harden to the 76ers. However as he was gearing up for a return, a again harm stored him from doing so. Simmons didn’t play a recreation for the Nets.

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