But it only looks like more disappointment awaits a franchise that has won just 41 games over the past two seasons.
Lin knew immediately that he was in trouble after hitting the floor as he told teammates "I'm done, I'm done" before doubling over in pain and grabbing at his knee. The injury occurred during a fourth quarter lay-up attempt with 4:53 remaining on the clock of last night's game, Wednesday in IN, the team's first game of the season.More news: Alicia Keys Is Returning to 'The Voice' for Season 14
ESPN's Adriam Wojnarowski reported Wednesday night that there was fear among team officials that Lin's knee injury was "significant".
Marks says its "awful that the injury will cost him the season" and the organization "will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery".
D'Angelo Russell, the young guard they acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in the Brook Lopez trade, will likely take over starting point guard duties in Lin's absence. The veteran guard averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists while shooting at a 36 percent clip from distance last season. We won't go overboard after one nice game vs. a bad defense, but there's no reason Collison can't hold top-100 value in a 30-minute role for Indy.