Overall pick number 2 Chet Holmgren is undergoing further evaluation of his injured foot, according to Shams Charania by The Athleticwho said that Holmgren was afraid of Thunder had damaged ligaments.
As Charania explains, examinations on Holmgren’s foot indicate a likely ligament tear, and the big man is seeking further opinions to determine the severity of the injury and timing. recovery timetable.
Holmgren’s injury occurred during a professional game in Seattle on Saturday – he left the competition after flipping his ankle. Report At a time said the injury did not appear to be serious, but there seems to be reason for genuine concern that now the youth center has undergone more tests. That professional match had to be stopped early due to the slippery ground conditions that were deemed unsafe.
Holmgren, 20 years old, drafted only Paolo Banchero this June after averaging 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game in 32 appearances (26.9 MPG) for Gonzaga in his first and only college season. .
Holmgren’s rim protection and pointer fork (39%), coupled with his rare blend of length and sportiness, make him perhaps the most promising of the year’s draft class. 2022, but his slim body has raised questions about his ability to stay healthy moving forward.
The Thunder are not expected to be a playoff team in 2022-23 but see Holmgren as one of the cornerstones of their franchise in the long term, along with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey. We will provide more information on his foot injury as we know more.