The Brooklyn Nets announced Monday that guard Spencer Dinwiddie will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn right ACL. Dinwiddie suffered the knee injury during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.
The 27-year-old Dinwiddie drove against Hornets Bismack Biyombo and planted his leg awkwardly. Dinwiddie remained on the floor and grabbed his right knee and was evaluated on the Nets’ bench by the team’s medical staff. Dinwiddie was ruled out for the rest of the game with what the Nets called a right knee sprain. The team said Monday that he is scheduled to have surgery next week.
Dinwiddie is expected to miss an extended amount of time. His ability to return this season will depend on his rehabilitation, and he could miss the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign. Dinwiddie has averaged 6.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and three assists in three games this year.
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