Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee, the team announced.
Lin was forced to leave the Nets season opener against against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday after injuring his right knee.
In the fourth quarter, Lin went up for a contested layup and landed awkwardly before reaching for his right knee while he was on the ground. As he was seated next to the basket Lin began to cry.
He was able to walk to walk off the court on his own power.
Lin, 29, is in his eighth season in the league and his second with the Nets.
The Pacers would win the game 140-131.