The Brooklyn Nets have listed Rondae Hollis-Jefferson as "probable" for Tuesday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets. He's missed the last 50 games dating back to December, due to a fracture in his right ankle.
He's been participating in practices over the past few weeks and will finally have a chance to return against the Hornets.
Although he might return, don't expect him to play a lot of minutes. The Nets are 19-50 and playing for essentially nothing. It's almost a surprise he's coming back at all, as the Nets were pretty quiet about his return date throughout most of his rehab.
Things have been so uncertain with Hollis-Jefferson, that Mike Mazzeo of ESPN tweeted an hour before the news broke that there was a possibility that RHJ could miss the rest of the season.
"Rondae Hollis-Jefferson's possible return from ankle surgery remains a mystery. "It's frustrating," the Nets' rookie, who has been sidelined since early December, said Monday. Sources close to the situation suggested recently that Hollis-Jefferson could return with around 10 games left but also did not rule out the possibility that he could miss the rest of the season."
Still, nothing is certain just yet. He still has to pass "back to playing tests".
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson said earlier he was told he had to do "back to playing tests" to be cleared, but he was't sure what tests entailed.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) March 21, 2016
"I don't know what they are. I might have already did it, I don't know. Honestly, I don't." Seems like he's passed tests & return imminent.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) March 21, 2016
Seemed like everybody on the Nets were unsure too.
Nets practice ended about two hours ago and no one had any idea when or if RHJ would play again this season. Now he's probable. Ok.— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) March 21, 2016
Prior to the injury, Hollis-Jefferson was averaging 5.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 48.1 percent from the floor in 22.1 minutes per game.
For Nets fans, it's an incentive to turn the YES channel back on.
- Nets list rookie as ‘probable’ in bizarre hour-and-a-half 180 - Brian Lewis - New York Post
- Possible return for Nets rookie - Andy Vasquez - New York Post
- Brooklyn Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (ankle) probable for Tuesday - Mike Mazzeo- ESPN
- Update: Nets announce Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is probable for Hornets game - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game
- Nets List Rondae Hollis-Jefferson As Probable For Tuesday - Joseph Nocco - Today's Fastbreak