BREAKING NEWS: Ben Simmons ruled out for rest of the season by the Nets

Ben Simmons ruled out by the Brooklyn Nets for rest of season

Brooklyn Nets’ small forward, Ben Simmons, has been ruled out from the season. This means the 26-year-old player will not play any games for his team for the rest of this 2022-2023 NBA season.

According to The Athletic‘s Sham Charania, Simmons has been ruled by the Nets so he would begin a rehabilitation program on his back.

“The Nets have ruled out Ben Simmons for the remainder of the season. Simmons is beginning a rehab program on his back, Nets coach Jacque Vaughn says,” Charania tweeted.

On Friday, March 24, the Nets announced that Simmons has been diagnosed with a nerve impingement in his back and remains without a timetable for a return while the team determines a long-term treatment course, Chris Haynes of Turner Sports reports

Meanwhile, the Nets have just seven games to play before the start of the playoffs on April 15, 2023.

What is Nerve Impingement

Nerve impingement, also known as nerve compression or pinched nerve, occurs when a nerve in the body is compressed or squeezed by surrounding tissues, such as bones, cartilage, muscles, or tendons. This compression can lead to pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a burning sensation in the affected area.

Nerve impingement can occur in any part of the body, but it is most commonly seen in the neck, back, arms, and legs. Some common causes of nerve impingement include herniated discs, spinal stenosis, arthritis, muscle imbalances, and repetitive motions.

How is it treated?

Treatment for nerve impingement typically involves addressing the underlying cause of the compression, such as physical therapy, medication, or surgery. It is important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms of nerve impingement, as untreated cases can lead to long-term nerve damage.


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