The Nets announced Friday that Jeremy Lin underwent successful surgery and is expected to make a “full recovery” after rupturing his patella tendon in his right knee Wednesday. The surgery was done by Dr. Riley Williams, the Nets Medical Director, at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Here’s the official announcement...
Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin had successful surgery this morning to repair a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee. The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams, III at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Lin will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season, but is expected to make a full recovery. Further updates will be made available as appropriate.
After the surgery, Jeremy Lin posted a picture of head coach Kenny Atkinson at his bedside. Atkinson told reporters at practice Thursday that the Nets are Lin’s “second family and that he’d like him around as much as possible.
“He put so much work into this organization,” Atkinson said. “When Sean and I were building here he signed up, maybe when he could’ve gone into some other places. The fact that he committed to us. He’s one of us. He’s a Net. The more he’s around, the better for me.”
“I want him to know that this is his second family. “We’re here. I want him involved as much as possible.”
Not long after, Dr. Williams also tweeted out his own update, more tonsorial in nature.
Happy to report that I just underwent a successful haircut.— Riley J Williams MD (@rileywilliamsMD) October 20, 2017