The Lin-sational story has come to a surprising and sad halt. This past weekend, it has been announced that Jeremy Lin will no longer play for the Knicks for the remainder of the season.
After tearing the meniscus in his left knee, Lin is now required to sit out from the court for six weeks and undergo arthroscopic surgery. He will be missing the rest of the season, which ends on April 26, and potentially the playoffs, if the Knicks make it.
Lin has admitted it being difficult to sit out and watch his team play, according to the Christian Post.
“It’s disappointing for me,” he said in a Madison Square Garden press conference on Saturday. “It’s hard to watch the games, and I think I want to be out there, obviously, more than anything, to help the team. Hopefully I can come back as soon as possible and still contribute this season.”
Lin also thanked his fans for the support.
“Thanks for all the love! I’ll return from this surgery stronger / better than before and hopefully in time for the playoffs,” Lin said.
He also tweeted from the Bible. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” The passage is from Ecclesiastes 3:1 and 11 (New International Version).
Get better soon, Lin!
Courtesy of Christine Thomasos of The Christian Post and Howard Beck of the New York TImes. Click on the links for their articles.