Nets’ Simmons and Warren Exit With Knee Issues

Ben Simmons with 76ers in 2018
Ben Simmons with the 76ers in 2018. Photo by Martin Cole/ProSports/REX/Shutterstock (9315093ad)

Brooklyn Nets teammates Ben Simmons and T.J. Warren both picked up knee injuries in the Nets’ 130-122 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night.

Simmons, who has missed 11 games to date this season due to multiple injury setbacks, left the game in the third quarter after what was a disappointing night for him. He went 0-for-3 with seven assists, one rebound, and three turnovers before leaving the court.

Forward T.J. Warren departed the game midway through the fourth quarter when he suffered a left knee contusion. Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said after the game that it remains unclear whether Simmons and Warren would be in need of an MRI scan following their injuries.

Warren and Simmons’ injuries are the latest in an extended list of injury setbacks for the Nets this season. Star forward Kevin Durant remains unavailable for at least a few more weeks as he continues to battle an MCL sprain in his right knee, while Seth Curry was unavailable for the Pistons game after he experienced right knee soreness.

It remains unclear whether Simmons or Warren would be available for the Nets’ next outing against the New York Knicks.