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Nets rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to get ankle surgery, out indefinitely

Timetable to be determined, horrific blow to Brooklyn

December 7, 2015 From Brooklyn Nets
Nets rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will be out indefinitely after fracturing his right ankle during practice on Saturday. He will have surgery this week and is out indefnitely. AP Photo/Chuck Burton
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Brooklyn Nets guard/forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the posterior talus in his right ankle, General Manager Billy King announced today. The injury occurred during practice on Saturday, December 5. Hollis-Jefferson will undergo surgery this week, and a timetable for his return will be established following the procedure.

In 19 games (14 starts) this season, Hollis-Jefferson has averaged 5.2 points, 6.1 rebounds (fourth among qualifying rookies), 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals (first among qualifying rookies) in 22.1 minutes per game. He’s scored in double figures three times, recorded double digit rebounds five times and is the only rookie in the league to register a five-steal game (he’s posted two such games).

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