Brooklyn Nets guard Cam Thomas has been arguably the biggest story surrounding the Nets this season due to how great he has been playing this season. However, it looks like we will not be able to see him on the court again for some time.
On Thursday, the Nets announced that Thomas had an MRI and that the test confirmed that he has a left ankle sprain. Brooklyn continued by saying that Thomas will be rehabbing the ankle and that he will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Thomas hurt his ankle in Wednesday’s 100-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers when he tripped on PJ Tucker’s ankle with 8:33 left in the third quarter.
Thomas, 22, has been a revelation for Brooklyn this season as he is averaging 26.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game while shooting 47.9% from the field and 32.1% from behind the three-point line. In eight games played, Thomas had five games of scoring at least 20 points, including three 30-point games and a 45-point game on Nov. 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Assuming that the two-week timeline holds and that Thomas is ready to play after that, he will miss games against the Boston Celtics, Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Atlanta Hawks. The earliest that Thomas could return would be when Brooklyn faces the Heat on Nov. 25.
Per #Nets PR:
Cam Thomas Medical Update:
An MRI performed today on Nets guard Cam Thomas confirmed a left ankle sprain. Thomas will begin a rehabilitation program and be re-evaluated in two weeks.
— Sharif Phillips-Keaton (@SharifKeaton) November 9, 2023