Chet Holmgren will miss his entire rookie season with an injury to his right foot, Lisfranc, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Oklahoma City Thunder selected Holmgren with the second overall pick from Gonzaga in the 2022 NBA Draft. Jamal Crawford. Holmgren joined LeBron James, Jayson Tatum, Paul Banchero and more in a high-profile game this past weekend. Video showed Holmgren limping after challenging James’ shot early in the game.
Chet does a really good job of absorbing contact, Stay in front of Brown and force a tough layup attempt.
To a 19 year old. It sucks, he sprained his ankle. pic.twitter.com/G7ERbrG7r5
— Thunder Film Room (@ThunderFilmRoom) August 21, 2022
The CrawsOver game between James and Holmgren was called off midway through the second quarter due to a slippery floor. Here’s our recap of the event.
It has become common in recent years for a No. 1 pick to miss an entire rookie season due to injury. Joel Embiid, Blake Griffin and Ben Simmons all missed their rookie seasons with injuries after being selected with the top three picks in the draft.
The Lisfranc injury occurred in the middle of the foot.
Here’s what Thunder executive Sam Presti had to say about the injury. He confirmed that Holmgren will undergo surgery:Presti said Holmgren’s injury was a “tendon rupture” rather than a “fracture.” — Joe Mussatto (@joe_mussatto) August 25, 2022
Presti: ” I don’t believe condensation on the floor is a factor.”
— Joe Mussatto (@joe_mussatto) August 25, 2022
SB Nation covered Holmgren extensively before the draft. We document his journey from Minneapolis Minnehaha Academy to top recruit, where he played with Jalen Suggs for three years. We take a deep dive into what makes Holmgren such an alluring NBA rookie from Gonzaga. We named him our No. 2 overall prospect in the 2022 draft. Head over to our Thunder team community, Welcome to Loud City, for more coverage. We will update this story as it develops.