Thunder No. 2 Pick Holmgren injured during Pro-Am
Oklahoma City Thunder fear No. 2 overall pick Chet Holmgren has suffered ligament damage in his foot, according to Shams Charania. Holmgren is currently undergoing further evaluation to determine the severity of the injury and any potential recovery period.
Thunder issued a brief statement saying, “Chet is being evaluated and when we have an update we will communicate.”
Holmgren was playing Jamal Crawford’s “The Crawsover Pro-Am” in Seattle last weekend and at one point defended LeBron James on the edge. He appeared to land awkwardly and limped as he tried to get back down the field. He left the match after this play and soon after the whole event was called off due to condensation on the pitch. (His injury did not appear to be related to the court issue.)
While further information on Holmgren’s status is unclear at this time, this is disappointing news for him and the Thunder. Holmgren impressed on both sides of the court in Summer League action in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, which generated even more excitement for his eventual NBA debut.
In his first game in Salt Lake City, he lost 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and six blocks; in three games in Vegas, he averaged 12 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.3 steals and two blocks. Sure, you can’t read a lot of Summer League stats, but his ability to impact the game in so many different ways was exactly why the Thunder were eager to make him second. choice in the general classification.
Before the draft, one of Holmgren’s few concerns was about his body. Many wondered how his lean, 7-foot, 195-pound body would stand up to the rigors of professional play. Some may use this injury as proof that they were right, but it should be noted that it was a fluke and landing on someone’s foot under the basket can happen at any time. who.