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) Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren suffered an apparent ankle injury Saturday at the CrawsOver Pro-Am game in Seattle, according to Reported by Theo Lawson of The Spokesman-Review
Holmgren dropped out less than two minutes into the game. He was defending LeBron James one-on-one when he was injured and could The video below is seen limping trying to get back on the court.
Nathan Thompson @NathanDThompson This is the Chet Holmgren injury scene tonight. He’s protecting @KingJames one-on-one. It’s hard to say how he got hurt. He might just be walking weird. @ChetHolmgren @thecrawsover #thunder pic.twitter.com/AzUBYUgnyV
The game was eventually canceled in the second quarter due to condensation on the floor due to the dampness of the field. This is a big blow for Holmgren, who is second in the NBA in 2022 The pick will enter the draft rookie season with the Thunder after being selected. He’s considered the best big man in the class of 2022. However, the Thunder have no plans to start the 2022-23 season until October 19, leaving Holmgren with Enough time to rest his ankle. The injuries do not appear to be serious, which is a good sign. If Holmgren misses any time this upcoming season, Thunder can pick Mike Moose Carla and Jaylin Williams as centers. However, no one has been as effective as the former Gonzaga standout. The 20-year-old had an impressive freshman season at Gonzaga, Averaged 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 3.7 blocks in 32 games, while shooting 60.7 percent from the field. He is the National Consensus and was named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year.