Jeremy Lin's Emotions Following His Knee Injury Will Rip Your Heart Out

NY Post- In Brooklyn’s first game of the year — a 140-131 loss to the Pacers — Lin suffered a patellar tendon rupture and is out for the season, according to ESPN.

With the Nets trailing 126-116 in the fourth quarter, Lin drove hard to the basket and elevated for a layup, drawing a goaltend on big man Myles Turner. But he landed awkwardly and went tumbling to the floor.

Hampered by hamstring woes last year, Lin played in just 36 games and averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists.

At this point, I’m with Dave: the 2017 NBA season is cursed. What the fuck is going on? We’re 3 days into the season and we’ve lost Gordon Hayward, Jeremy Lin, and tricycle-plate lady. 3 consummate professionals who put in countless hours this off season strengthening their core so as to avoid injuries. And what did it get them? A broken ankle, a torn patellar tendon, and a pile of broken plates on the parquet. How many more of our heroes need to fall before we do something? I’m sick to my stomach.

In all seriousness, Lin’s injury was heart-wrenching due to the closeup on his face. You can see the gravity of the injury wash over him like the tide of realization coming in.

At first, he’s confused. Shoutout kid upper left, who will clearly be a doctor someday since he knew how bad the injury was even before Lin:

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Then, it’s the “I’m done” face. And he just says “I’m done” over and over. That moment was pretty tough. He’s still holding it together but he knows something is SERIOUSLY wrong. These guys are used to getting banged around, and Lin has proven that he’s pretty damn tough. So it’s unusual to see a guy know this quickly that he can’t continue.

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And finally, it all hits home and he’s overwhelmed. Poor guy probably knows his season is over right here:

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Super sad to see. As a fellow Harvard athlete/grad, my heart breaks for him. He saw limited action last season due to a nagging hamstring injury, but in just 36 games, he averaged 14.5 PPG and 5 APG. Now he has a long road back, but here’s wishing him the quickest recovery possible.