Simmons May Return for Brooklyn Nets as Soon as Monday

Rookie of the Year award winner Ben Simmons attends the 2018 NBA Awards
Ben Simmons attends the 2018 NBA Awards. Photo by Chris Chew/UPI/Shutterstock (12595254an)

The Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons may return from injury as soon as Monday, sources revealed to ESPN. The player has been sidelined for over two and a half months due to a lingering back injury.

Simmons’ lower back nerve impingement has kept him out since November 6. As a result, he has been limited to playing just six games for the Nets this season, averaging a career-low 6.5 points yet a career-high 10.8 rebounds.

Arriving at the Nets in a trade deadline deal in 2022, Simmons was ruled out for the remainder of the 2021-22 season due to back soreness and a subsequent surgery. Last season, he played 42 games, averaging 6.9 points and career lows of 6.3 rebounds and 6.1 assists. With the Nets dropping to 11 place in the Eastern Conference with a 17-26 record, they’ll be hoping for a career resurgence from Simmons, a three-time All-Star and the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year.

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