Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Chet Holmgren, the No. 2 overall pick by the Oklahoma City Thunder in this year’s NBA Draft, will miss his entire rookie campaign after sustaining a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, the team announced Thursday.
The injury occurred during the CrawsOver Pro-Am event as Holmgren tried guarding Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James as James drove to the basket.
A Lisfranc injury is described as broken bones in the mid foot region.
“Certainly, we are disappointed for Chet, especially given the excitement he had about getting on the floor with his teammates this season,” Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti said in a statement. “We know Chet has a long career ahead of him within our organization and the Oklahoma City community. One of the things that most impressed us during the process of selecting Chet was his determination and focus. We expect that same tenacity will carry him through this period of time as we work together and support him during his rehabilitation.”
The 2022-23 NBA season is set to begin Oct. 18.