Ben Simmons will not play for the Brooklyn Nets the rest of the year.


Ben won't be joining us for the remainder of the season and the playoffs, Vaughn announced after practise. " He will soon begin a rehabilitation programme.

obtaining advice from a number of specialists and our doctors. Our doctors and specialists predict that he will fully recover, and that process is already under way.

Simmons hasn't played since the Nets' last game before the All-Star break last month due to a back nerve issue.

He has missed a total of 33 games this season because of knee and back injuries. The Nets do not currently anticipate Simmons needing additional surgery this summer, according to Vaughn.

That won't happen anytime soon, according to Vaughn. I said that was the current recommendation. Simmons did not participate in last season's game while he awaited a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers.

Simmons had back surgery last summer because he was unable to play again following the trade that brought him to the Nets just before the trade deadline in February 2022.

Simmons' return to the court this season has marked a significant decline from his All-Star days with the Philadelphia 76ers.

setting career lows for minutes (26.3), points (6.9), rebounds (6.3), assists (6.1), and free throw percentage (43.9).

Vaughn remained upbeat when asked if he thought Simmons could still compete at a high level in the league.

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