Jeremy Lin
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Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin will likely miss the rest of the season, after suffering an injury during the team’s season opener this week.

The 29-year-old landed awkwardly on a drive to the basket in the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 140-131 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday night (Oct. 18) and left the court in pain.

Lin suffered a ruptured patellar tendon of the right knee and is expected to miss the rest of 2017-18 season, the team announced.

“Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement Thursday. “We feel awful that the injury will cost him the season, however our entire organization will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery. Jeremy remains an important part of this team and will continue to contribute in a leadership role.”

Before the injury, Lin scored 18 points in the game, while starting shooting guard, D’Angelo Russell, had 30.

In Lin’s absense, Russell is expected to move into the point guard role, while Allen Crabbe will become the Nets’ starting shooting guard.