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Nets’ Ben Simmons is due to undergo back surgery on Thursday

Ben Simmons will have surgery Thursday to treat a herniated disc in his back, the Nets announced on Wednesday.

“After consulting with several back specialists, it was determined that the best course of action for Ben’s long-term health was to undergo surgery,” the team said in a statement. The procedure he will undergo is a microdiscectomy.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowskithe net guard is expected to make a full recovery in 3-4 months and be ready “well ahead” of training camp.

Despite rumors of Simmons’ possible return during the playoffs, the 25-year-old was eliminated from Game 4 against the Boston Celtics in the first round playoff series between the two teams. The Celtics won the game, ending the Nets’ disastrous season.

Ben Simmons has never campaigned for the Nets this season.
Ben Simmons has never campaigned for the Nets this season.
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It’s been a bumpy year for Simmons, who asked the 76ers for a trade before the start of the season. After a deal fell through, he resigned from the team to attend to his mental health.

Eventually, Simmons was shipped to the Nets in a blockbuster deal that sent James Harden to the 76ers. But as he prepared to return, a back injury prevented him from doing so. Simmons didn’t play a game for the Nets.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/04/nets-ben-simmons-to-undergo-back-surgery-on-thursday/ Nets’ Ben Simmons is due to undergo back surgery on Thursday

JOE HERNANDEZ

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