At the beginning of Tuesday’s press conference, Sean Marks laid to rest rumors about Dzanan Musa, who injured his ankle at the end of a FIBA World Cup Qualifier playing for the Bosnian national team Sunday. No, it wasn’t an achilles tendon, as Bosnian media initially reported.
“Dzanan is currently getting an MRI. It’s to be determined. It’s not as serious as was posted out there, thankfully. All is well there,” said Marks.
Several Bosnian media reported the achilles concerns —which would have been a very serious, season-ending issue — and noted, accurately that he had to be helped off the court. After an initial examination in Sarajevo, the Nets and Musa began to breathe a sigh of relief. Then, after a 14-hour flight back to Brooklyn, Musa was confident all would be well and said so on social media.
Just landed in NYC, tomorrow I will start with my treatment and I will be ready for the training camp!!! #WeGoHard— Dzanan Musa (@DzMusa) September 18, 2018
In addition, Marks noted that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, strained his left adductor muscle in Jeremy Lin’s charity game a month ago, will also be ready for camp.
“Both will be cleared and integrated into training camp,” said the GM.
Musa’s Bosnian team lost both games, but the 19-year-old showed that he could indeed play a decent game at the the point, averaging 15 points and 6.5 assists over two games.