Not that they needed any more injury news... The Nets announced Thursday.
Brooklyn Nets center Willie Reed has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb, an MRI confirmed today. The injury occurred during the first half of last night’s preseason game versus the Boston Celtics. Reed will undergo surgery on Friday, October 16 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. A timetable for his return will be established following the procedure.
Reed, who signed with Brooklyn as a free agent on July 9, 2015, was making his preseason debut when the injury occurred.
Reed tweeted not to worry...
Sorry Nets fan. I'll be back soon. God has a plan #Brooklynrepresent https://t.co/xMAXggpmOy— Willie Reed (@ShowtimeReed33) October 15, 2015
The Nets gave Reed a $500,000 guarantee in July. He will be fully guaranteed on Opening Night, but according to NBC Sports if the Nets cut him because of injury, he will get the guarantee anyway.
- Willie Reed out indefinitely with torn ligament in thumb - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game
- Nets' Willie Reed has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in thumb - Rod Boone - Newsday
Willie Reed tears ligament in thumb, which could help him stick with Nets - Dan Feldman - NBC Sports