Oklahoma City Thunder Chet Holmgren will be out for the 2022-23 season due to an sustaining a Lisfranc injury in his right foot, the team announced Thursday morning.
Holmgren, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, was injured during Saturday’s CrawsOver Pro-Am game in Seattle after rolling his ankle. Holmgren was defending LeBron James on a fast break when the injury occurred.
“Certainly, we are disappointed for Chet, especially given the excitement he had about getting on the floor with his teammates this season,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. “We know Chet has a long career ahead of him within our organization and the Oklahoma City community. One of the things that most impressed us during the process of selecting Chet was his determination and focus. We expect that same tenacity will carry him through this period of time as we work together and support him during his rehabilitation.”
Saturday’s event at the Crassover Summer League had to be called off in the second quarter due to the unsafe court conditions. Humid conditions plus a crowd of roughly 3,000 caused moisture on the floor at Seattle Pacific University. Holmgren averaged 14.0 points and 8.4 rebounds in five games for the Thunder at the Las Vegas Summer League.