Oklahoma City Thunder rookie Chet Holmgren may have suffered torn ligaments in his foot, according to Shams Charania. The No. 2 overall pick from this year's draft will undergo further examination to find out the extent of the injury.
There’s fear Oklahoma City Thunder No. 2 pick Chet Holmgren has suffered ligament damage in his foot and he is undergoing further opinions, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 24, 2022
Exams show Chet Holmgren has potential torn ligaments in his foot, sources said. A timetable is being determined based on further evaluations. https://t.co/vig5zWOSzz— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 24, 2022
Holmgren was injured this past Saturday during a pro-am game in Seattle when he rolled his ankle while blocking a shot. The game had to be stopped early due to a slippery court that was potentially dangerous.
If Holmgren is out for an extended period of time, it would be a big blow for the young and rebuilding Thunder who expect him to be a foundational part of their team alongside Josh Giddey and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
The 20-year-old was the second pick of the 2022 NBA Draft following an outstanding freshman season with Gonzaga where he averaged 14.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 3.7 blocks per game.