Jeremy Lin (knee) leaves Nets' season opener early

Jeremy Lin (knee) leaves Nets' season opener early

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season.

Lin was forced out of Brooklyn's 140-131 loss in IN after he landed awkwardly on his right knee following a driving layup attempt with 4:53 left in the fourth quarter.

The Nets were very concerned with his injury, despite him being able to limp off the floor with the assistance of team doctors.

Lin was driving to the basket in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Pacers and landed awkwardly along the baseline.

Lin is in the midst of his second season with the Nets after bouncing around between five different franchises in six seasons previously. He reached for his knee and then appeared to say "I'm done" before bursting into tears.

Lin signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets before the beginning of the 2016-17 season. Showcasing new faces like Allen Crabbe, Timofey Mozgov and former No. 2 overall draft pick D'Angelo Russell gave Nets fans plenty of optimism. "Jeremy remains an important part of this team and will continue to contribute in a leadership role", Nets general manager Sean Marks released in a statement.

In seven National Basketball Association seasons with six teams, Lin has averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

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