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NBA: Lin faces new injury setback

/ 07:25 AM January 24, 2017
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: Jeremy Lin #7 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles up court against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at Barclays Center on October 31, 2016 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Jeremy Lin #7 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles up court against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at Barclays Center on October 31, 2016 in New York City. AFP

LOS ANGELES, United States — Brooklyn Nets star Jeremy Lin could be sidelined for up to five more weeks after aggravating a hamstring injury that has wrecked his season, his team announced on Monday.

“During the course of his rehab, Jeremy re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out approximately three to five weeks as he continues to work towards a full recovery,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement.

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“We understand and appreciate Jeremy’s competitive desire to get back on the court with his teammates, however, we are going to be cautious with his rehab in order to ensure that he is at full strength once he returns.”

Lin suffered an injury on November 2 which left him sidelined for 17 games until he returned on December 12.

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However strained his hamstring again two weeks later and has not played since.

Lin has played just 12 of Brooklyn’s 43 games this season since signing a three-year $38.3 million deal in July last year.

He has averaged 13.9 points, 5.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds. Lin’s fresh injury setback comes as the Nets attempt to grapple with a 9-34 record — the worst record in the NBA this season. CBB

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