The Brooklyn Nets power forward, Ben Simmons has been diagnosed with a nerve impingement in the back. The NBA player has been out of action since his Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Miami Heat on February 15.
From down under to the top of the game, Ben Simmons is the Aussie sensation taking the NBA by storm. With lightning-fast speed and unrivaled athleticism, he’s the definition of a game-changer both on and off the court. But recently he has been off the court since Brooklyn Nets’ last went up against Miami Heat in February.
According to CBS Sports, the 26-year-old athlete tried to counteract his injuries before the All-Star break by having fluid from his leg drained and getting a platelet-rich plasma injection.
On Friday i.e 24th March, Brooklyn Nets’ via a Twitter update, confirmed that Ben Simmons is experiencing a nerve impingement on his back and that he will remain out of action for some time.
Ben Simmons Medical Update: pic.twitter.com/kRcxsjrHLG
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 24, 2023
Although there is no set return date, it is possible that the Australian sensation will be out for the rest of the season.
Jacque Vaughn, the head coach, earlier told reporters that the team was monitoring Simmons’ health “day by day” in an effort to “take care of him and try to get him healthy.”
“When the back gets better, and when the knee gets better, then he’ll be with us. So we want that to happen as soon as possible, but we also want to take care of him and make sure that those two things are good,” the coach said during a press conference.
Jacque Vaughn again poured cold water on the idea of shutting down Ben Simmons:
“When the back gets better and when the knee gets better then he’ll be with us. So we want that to happen as soon as possible, but we also want to take care of him and make sure that those two things… pic.twitter.com/QmrqruuE5j
— Erik Slater (@erikslater_) March 5, 2023
It’s uncertain whether Simmons will be healthy enough to play at all again this season with only nine games remaining in the regular season, though Vaughn insists he isn’t planning that far ahead.
Ben Simmons still not doing any team work, only individual work. Asked if it’s even feasible to get Simmons up to speed in the ten games they have left before the postseason, Jacque Vaughn says he’s not looking that far ahead. #Nets
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) March 23, 2023