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Chet Holmgren injury might derail beginning of NBA career

The former Zag standout might have suffered ligament damage in his foot.

CrawsOver Pro-Am Photo by Cassy Athena/Getty Images

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs and No. 2 pick in the 2022 draft Chet Holmgren might have suffered ligament damage in his foot after landing awkwardly trying to block Lebron James during The CrawsOver AM, in Seattle, Washington, this past weekend..

The CrawsOver, a summer pro-am event put on by Jamal Crawford, is usually a spectacle in itself every year in Seattle. Holmgren has already participated in the event once, alongside Paolo Banchero.

This past weekend, all of the hoopla surrounded the arrival of the king himself, and other stars such as Jayson Tatum. The event basically ended up a disaster, to a certain extent. The game was called off in the second quarter due to humidity and slippery floors, but not before Holmgren went down contesting a James shot.

Holmgren, who dazzled during the NBA Summer league, averaged 14 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.0 steals, and 2.8 blocks, all the while shooting 42 percent from three, and pretty much showcased how he was ready for the game.

Now, there might be a delay to that grand entrance.