Spencer Dinwiddie, the guard for Brooklyn Nets will undergo surgery after having partially torn his ACL, according to the report the team announced. His surgery has been scheduled for the next week, and it is assumed recovery will take some time.
Spencer Dinwiddie suffered this partial tear in Sunday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets where he tackled Bismack Biyombo and landed awkwardly. On impact, he laid down on the floor for some time, before grabbing his knee and hobbling towards the sidelines. He was ruled out for the rest of the game as the team doctor announced a right knee sprain.
What Are Spencer Dinwiddie’s Chances of Recovery?
Sources close to the team have mentioned that further testing revealed the tear in his ACL. The star player will be missing on quite a lot of game time- with his ability to return entirely dependent on how soon he recovers.
Interestingly, Spencer Dinwiddie is no stranger to ACL tears. Back in Colorado, he had torn his left ACL in a game against Washington- and missed out the rest of the season. At that time, he was leading the team in scoring, and assists.
Just the previous season, Dinwiddie had turned into a major asset for the Nets. He started 49 games last season, after both Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert both missed out on games due to injuries. This had given him some extremely important game time. But this year has been quite miserable for the baller.
He was diagnosed with coronavirus in early July, and could not travel with the club to Orlando. Since then, the Brooklyn Nets guard has been starting both preseason games, along with regular-season games. He averages 6.7 points, along with 3 assists and 4.3 rebounds in a playing time of 21.3 minutes.
Caris LeVert replaced Spencer Dinwiddie in the Monday game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Ironically, LeVert was a starter for the club last season.